Troopers: Plane lands in Knik River, Pilot not hurt

Published: May. 6, 2020 at 6:33 AM AKDT
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Alaska State Troopers say a 39-year-old pilot landed his plane in the Knik River Tuesday night.

AST says around 7 p.m., they responded to an airplane crash near Friday Creek in the Jim Creek recreational area.

Butte Fire, Central EMS, and Mat-Su Dive team also were on the scene.

The pilot of the plane, Bradley J. Szutz, was not hurt during the crash but landed in the Knik River.

Mat-Su Dive team helped Szutz to shore.

The plane was recovered and was taken back to Anchorage.

NTSB will be completing the follow-up investigation into the crash.

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