6 Bodies Have Been Recovered a Month After Plane Crash That Killed 10, Including Megan Hilty’s Family Members

Officials say six bodies have been recovered from the Puget Sound after aplane crashed in Washington nearly a month ago, killing all 10 people aboard.

The small float plane crashed into Mutiny Bay west of Whidbey Island on Sept.4, the United States Coast Guard said in a previous news release.

On Friday, Island County Emergency Management said the bodies of six of thevictims had been located, according to NBC affiliate KING-TV, the SeattleTimes and CNN.

Five of those victims have been identified, including Gabby Hanna, 29, whosebody was recovered by a good Samaritan at the crash site in September, KING-TVreported.

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Deputy director Eric Brooks said the coroner would meet with victims’families, per the times.

Island County Emergency Management and Island County Coroner Robert Bishop didnot immediately respond to PEOPLE’s requests for comment.

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Among those who were on board the plane were Lauren Hilty, the sister of_smash_ actress Megan Hilty, as well as her husband, Ross Mickel, and theirson Remy.

The couple’s family said “words cannot adequately convey the depth of ourgrief” in a statement to KING-TV on Thursday.

“The past three weeks have been absolute torture as we continue to anxiouslyawait the retrieval of the plane and, more importantly, our loved ones,” thestatement says. “Our hope is this retrieval process is successful, but we knowthis is just the first step on our long, painful road ahead.”

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Addressing their unexpected deaths last month, Megan wrote in a statement that”to make the news even more devastating, my sister was eight months pregnantand we were expecting to welcome baby boy Luca into the world next month.”

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“There are truly no words to appropriately convey the depth of our grief,” shewrote, noting that the couple were survived by their daughter, who was not onthe plane.

“The outpouring of love and support has meant so much to everyone in ourfamily,” she added. “It has been so comforting to know just how loved Lauren,Ross, Remy and Luca truly are.”

Also killed were pilot Jason Winters, passenger Joanne Mera, civil rightsactivist Sandra Williams and her partner retired teacher Patt Hicks, andmarried couple Luke and Rebecca Ludwig.

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About 80% of the aircraft’s wreckage has been recovered since crews began thejob last Tuesday, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Chair JenniferHomendy said Thursday, per KING-TV.

The plane was located off Whidbey Island in mid-September, approximately 190feet down on the Puget Sound sea floor, according to the NTSB.

in a social mediapost onThursday, the NTSB shared images showing the aircraft’s engine after it wasrecovered, as well as the equipment officials are using to assist withrecovery operations.

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Search crews are still attempting to locate one of the plane’s wings, aportion of its horizontal stabilizer, two elevators, and the ailerons,according to KING-TV.

It could take one to two years for investigators to determine an officialcause of the crash, the outlet reported.