Shred-It CEO Greg Brophy Killed In Alaska Lodge Plane Crash

Fly fisher and CEO Greg Brophy and three others were killed Sunday when their float plane crashed while returning to Alaska’s Royal Wolf Lodge after a day of fishing. “Crews discovered the badly damaged wreckage about 6 miles from the lodge about 5:15 p.m. It had crashed into some trees near Nonvianuk Lake, about 50 miles northeast of King Salmon and in the northern portion of the park, said Jim LaBelle, chief of the NTSB’s Alaska office.” James Halpin and Elizabeth Bluemink in the Anchorage Daily News.

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  • David Dalu

    My condolences to the families involved.
    At the bottom of the article I was struck by these sobering statistics:
    Alaska airplane crashes
    FISCAL YEAR 2006*
    • 103 total
    • 9 fatal
    • 16 deaths
    FISCAL YEAR 2007
    • 96 total
    • 12 fatal
    • 29 deaths

  • Steve Boyd

    I worked for Greg and reported directly to him for a few years back in the early 2000’s. He was a true leader and a big picture thinker. Also, a passionate and committed person with a desire for thrill. If he’d of had to choose a way to die, it would have been on one of his many world wide adventures, such as this one.
    My heart goes out to Tracy, Chris, Meg and Kirst.