WHITTIER (AP) — An Air Force veteran has been buried in Southern California, six decades after he died in a plane crash.

The Orange County Register says the remains of Engolf Hagen were laid to rest with military honors Friday near his parents’ grave in Whittier.

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Hagen, a 28-year-old technical sergeant, died when a Globemaster carrying 52 passengers crashed and exploded on an Alaskan glacier in 1952. The wreckage was quickly covered with snow.

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The site was found two years ago and 17 victims identified from remains. Hagen’s forearm and rib were retrieved, cremated and the ashes flown to California.

Hagen’s youngest sister, 84-year-old Eleanor Yeager of Corona del Mar, attended the burial. Yeager says she’s grieving his loss again after so many years — but is glad he’s home at last.

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