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2 people uninjured from plane crash in Kenai National Wildlife Refuge

An overturned Piper J3C-65 rests on an open field near Rabbit Foot Lake in the Kenai National...
An overturned Piper J3C-65 rests on an open field near Rabbit Foot Lake in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge on Monday.(Alaska State Troopers)
Published: Jun. 29, 2021 at 10:28 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A man and child aboard a small plane that crashed in an open field 26 miles northeast of Kenai walked away unscathed on Monday.

A little after 4 p.m., Alaska State Troopers were notified of a possible plane crash in the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, according to an AST dispatch.

The Alaska Department of Public Safety’s Helo 3 departed from Anchorage to locate the crash site, which occurred near Rabbit Foot Lake.

The Helo 3 found the overturned Piper J3C-65 and both survivors. They declined medical attention and were flown back to Anchorage.

The National Transportation Safety Board has been notified of the crash.

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