This is too ironic to pass up. If you have not read my previous post about this issue, please do so. I am linking to it right here for your quick access. It is titled “Biblical Gunsights ~ Forced to Look Down God’s Barrel”.
It is a story about this same man, Glyn Bindon, who piously decided on behalf of ALL US military personnel, that it is appropriate to inscribe bible verses from his faith on military issue rifles. The same man who coincidentally died in my home state of Alaska (of all places), in a plane crash between none other than ~ Gunsight Mountain and Sheep Mountain.
If that isn’t a sign from someone to the Sheeples…I don’t know what is!
Story last updated at 1:52 p.m. Thursday, September 11, 2003
Three Homer residents killed in plane crash
by Michael Armstrong
From left, Tammy and Mark Duvall and pilot Glyn Bindon pause for a photo before boarding the plane last week.
Alaska State Troopers have identified the two passengers who died in a plane crash near Gunsight Mountain last week as Tammy and Mark Duvall of Homer. Pilot Glyn Bindon, 66, of Homer and South Lyon, Mich, was also killed.
The crash occurred when Bindon’s Cessna 206 crashed Sept. 2 into a mountain between Gunsight Mountain and Sheep Mountain near the Glenn Highway between Anchorage and Glennallen.
Troopers said the plane crashed at the 3,700-foot level on the southeast side of the mountain. Family members searched the area when the Cessna was reported overdue and located the plane at about 9 p.m. Troopers were notified about 9:30 p.m. and arranged for a Blackhawk helicopter and a C-130 aircraft to respond. Family friends with aircraft and an airstrip nearby were contacted and overflew the scene while an R44 helicopter belonging to yet another family friend responded from Merrill Field.
A private pilot landed at the crash site during hours of darkness, confirmed at least two fatalities and confirmed the tail number of the aircraft as the plane in question. Rescuers landed and confirmed three fatalities.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators reached the crash site last Thursday, said air safety investigator Scott Erickson. He said bodies were recovered and a field investigation started. The NTSB plans to return to the site today to remove the wreckage.
NTSB investigation into the cause of the crash continues, Erickson said, and results will be released within six to eight months.
The Duvalls have two adult children and three young children, all girls. Bindon is survived by his wife, Carolyn Bindon of South Lyon, Mich., and nine children. Bindon was founder of Trijicon Inc., and the inventor of adjustable gunsights and an adjustable shock absorber, according to information provided by his family.
Funeral services were held yesterday for Bindon. Services for the Duvalls are pending.
Michael Armstrong can be reached at email@example.com.
And a HUGE shout out to Linda @ Celtic Diva and her readers in Alaska for catching the connection!