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Pilot forced to make emergency landing on Parks Highway near Talkeetna

People help push the single-engine Seabee plane off of Parks Highway near Talkeetna on Sunday.
People help push the single-engine Seabee plane off of Parks Highway near Talkeetna on Sunday.(Courtesy of Sarah Joy)
Published: Aug. 1, 2021 at 9:47 PM AKDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 2:55 PM AKDT
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TALKEETNA, Alaska (KTUU) - One person avoided serious injuries after making an emergency landing on the Parks Highway south of Talkeetna Sunday.

Alaska State Troopers said it happened around 6:20 p.m. near milepost 95. They found a single-engine Seabee plane in the ditch on the northbound side of the highway.

The unidentified pilot reported to troopers that he lost power. He struck an overhead power line during the emergency landing.

Talkeetna Fire Department responded and secured the downed power lines. The National Transportation Safety Board and Federal Aviation Administration will conduct a full investigation.

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