Family member: MN plane crash victims loved outdoors

GRAND RAPIDS, Minn. (AP) — A family member of two, of the three Minnesota residents killed in a plane crash in Ontario, says they loved the outdoors and going on adventures.

Canadian authorities identified the victims as 41-year-old Nikolas Rajala (REYE’-ah-lah), his wife 40-year-old Teresa Rajala and their friend 36-year-old Lynn Bohanon, all of Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

Police say they were on a fishing trip when the crash occurred just after 4 p.m. Friday on Chappie Lake, south of Kenora, Ontario.

Nikolas Rajala’s sister, Allison Rajala Ahcan (ahsh-AHN’), said Sunday every weekend her brother and his wife would be doing something outdoors related. She says her brother is a pilot and would fly all over, but they particularly loved Ontario.

She described her brother and sister-in-law as beautiful people “who lived large lives” and were very generous.


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