A Soldotna man who died in a plane crash Sunday was a dad, business owner and sport fisherman.
Derek Leichliter died while preparing for a hunting trip on Kodiak Island. He was 39.
At the time of the crash, Leichliter was flying gear out to the remote Saltery Cove ahead of a five-day hunting trip. His plane crashed a few hundred yards from the Kodiak Airport runway around 2 p.m. Sunday.