11 June 2013

Pilot Survives Willow Lake Plane Crash

Man Survives Float Plane Crash at Willow Lake (James W. Riley / June 10, 2013)


Alaska State Troopers say a floatplane's pilot and sole occupant was uninjured after the aircraft crashed and flipped on a lake in the Mat-Su Valley Monday afternoon.

According to AST spokesperson Megan Peters, troopers were informed of the crash on Willow Lake, near Mile 70 of the Parks Highway, just after 3:17 p.m. Monday.

“Essentially, the plane’s flipped -- I don’t know if it was on takeoff or landing,” Peters said.

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9 comments:

ProudHillbilly said...

That's pretty amazing. But I bet that water was COLD!

Rev. Paul said...

With all the sun we've been having, PH, the first couple feet are warm-ish. Underneath that is still pretty cold. :)

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Don't think that will buff out.

Rev. Paul said...

Naw, it left a mark. Or three.

Cathy said...

That fella climgin' outta there doesn't look like a kid, either.
When this happens to my hubby, he just climbs out of his chair, turns off his flight simulator and comes to bed :)

Rev. Paul said...

You know, Cathy, I've done the very same thing. :)

Old NFO said...

Lucky he survived that, and I'm betting that water was COLD!!!

Rev. Paul said...

I suspect you're right on BOTH counts, NFO.

Kerry McCauley said...

I'm betting he had the gear down. Oops!