A small aircraft crashed into a tree in Wasilla shortly after takeoff, troopers say.
Alaska State Troopers spokesman Timothy Despain says a small plane crash-landed in a tree near Meadow Lakes Drive just after taking off from a nearby airstrip. The plane is reportedly stuck nearly 30 feet off the ground.
The pilot was not injured during the crash, according to Despain, but was unable to exit the aircraft. Emergency responders were initially unable to use heavy equipment in the area because the ground was soft from breakup.
UPDATE: How did they get him down? The local electric co-op sent a boom truck. Good on ya, MEA!