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Firefighters: One injured in plane crash near Parks Highway

(KTUU)
Published: Apr. 15, 2017 at 5:12 PM AKDT
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UPDATE:

According to Chief Mahlon Greene with the Caswell fire department the pilot tried to land on the highway and hit some power lines before landing in a ditch propped up on the trees.

The pilot of the private plane has minor injuries and was the only person on board, according to Chief Greene.

Firefighters say the highway was never completely shut down, but Alaska State Troopers are still on the scene.

Chief Greene says the NTSB will investigate the crash.

ORIGINAL STORY

Willow Firefighters say they have been put on standby as the Caswell fire department responds to a plane crash near milepost 89 of the Parks Highway.

One person is being transported to the hospital, but the extent of their injuries is unknown at this time, according to first responders.

Around 4:30 p.m., Matanuska Electric Association posted on its Facebook page a power outage at the Stevens Substation affecting more than 2,000 members. It's unclear if the outage is related to the plane crash at this time.

This is a developing story. Stay with KTUU for the latest information as it becomes available.