Scott Allen Blom
Scott, approximately 2016
Date reported missing : 12/07/2016
Missing location (approx) :
Port Alsworth, Alaska
Missing classification : Lost/Injured Missing
Gender : Male
Age at the time of disappearance: 45 years old
Height / Weight : 5'11, 170 pounds
Description, clothing, jewerly and more : A blue winter coat and black snow pants over a Tanalian Lynx sweatshirt and jeans, a beaver fur hat, gloves and boots.
Distinguishing characteristics, birthmarks, tattoos
: Caucasian male. Brown hair, blue eyes.
Information on the case from local sources, may or may not be correct : Scott was last seen in Port Alsworth, Alaska on December 7, 2016. He was on a single-engine Piper PA-28 Cherokee plane piloted by Kyle Longerbeam, with his youngest two children, Kaitlyn and Zachary. They were on their way to AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: , Alaska, where the children's school, Tanalian School, was competing in the Mixed Six Volleyball State Championship.
The Bloms had been scheduled to take a scheduled air carrier flight to the city, but that morning, Scott, Kaitlyn and Zachary canceled their reservations and decided to fly with Longerbeam. Scott's wife took the commercial flight because Longerbeam's plane only had seats for four. The Bloms' middle son, who played on the volleyball team, flew to AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: on a different flight, and their oldest son was already in AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: attending the University of Alaska.
The flight should have taken ninety minutes. The plane took off from Port Alsworth that morning, and never arrived in AnchorAge at the time of disappearance: as expected. Authorities believe it went down in Lake Clark, but no bodies have been recovered. The next day, the plane's co-pilot seat, three of its wheels, and some of the occupants' personal belongings were found floating in the lake. Nothing else has been recovered.
Longerbeam didn't yet have enough training for instrument rating and had to fly under visual flight rules, meaning that in uncontrolled airspace, he needed at least one mile of visibility. When he took off from Port Alsworth that day, the weather was good enough to operate under visual flight rules, but there was reduced visibility along the anticipated route, including low-lying freezing fog over Lake Clark.
Poor visibility may have played a role in the cause of the crash, but the National Transportation Safety Board's report ruled the cause of the crash "undetermined due to a lack of physical evidence."
The Bloms and Longerbeam are presumed deceased, but will remain classified as missing under their bodies are located. Due to the depth of the lake, a successful recovery mission is considered unlikely.
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September 2021 updates and sources
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