UPDATE: Pilot killed in Willow Lake crash is a 24-year-old Anchorage man
Authorities have identified the man who was piloting the plane that went down in the area of Willow Lake, killing him and injuring the other two on board.
The victim is Colt Richter, 24, of Anchorage, according to Megan Peters, spokesperson for the Alaska State Troopers.
Richter was flying for Regal Air and reportedly took off from Willow Lake, headed to FBI Lake in the Skwentna area. On board were two passengers who survived the crash and other cargo.
According to troopers, "Immediately after takeoff, the plane crashed into a wooded area of a residential area."
The NTSB is conducting an interview into what exactly happened with the plane and why it crashed.
A plane crash in Willow killed one person and started a wildfire Wednesday night, while two others suffered non-life threatening injuries according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers received reports of the crash at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday in the area of Long Lake Road and Barrington Loop, just west of milepost 69 of the Parks Highway.
Alaska State Troopers, Wildlife Troopers, Division of Forestry, and Mat-Su emergency crews are on the scene. Clint Johnson with the NTSB confirmed that a team member was dispatched to investigate.