NTSB investigates plane crash in Anchorage neighborhood

Published: Jul. 9, 2017 at 12:47 PM AKDT
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NTSB aviation accident investigator, Noreen Price, said the accident happened around noon after a Cessna 180 on floats took off from Lake Hood Seaplane Base.

Price said the plane took off to the north and the pilot indicated he was having flap issues and was turning to go back to the airport when the engine quit.

The pilot had planned to do "touch-and-goes" with a destination of Lake Hood, according to Price.

The pilot is a certificated airline transport pilot (ATP), Price said.

A preliminary report is expected to be released within one week and the probable cause will likely be published in one year.


The Anchorage Fire Department says the pilot was already out of the plane when they arrived.

AFD says the pilot was the only occupant of the plane and was uninjured.

They say the plane clipped a nearby house in the process of the crash.

The scene of the crash is blocked off between Milky Way drive and Cosmic Circle along Orion drive while the NTSB investigates.

Original Story:

Emergency personnel are responding to a plane crash on 35th and Wisconsin.

Anchorage police said the plane hit a structure and in their Nixle sent out at 12:47 p.m.

The National Transportation Safety Board said they are sending an investigator to the scene.

Anchorage Police have confirmed that no one was injured in the crash.