by Phillip Manning ~ September 9th, 2013
On Saturday evening, Alaska State Troopers received a call from the passenger of a Super Cub that had crashed into a lake twenty-five miles east of Talkeetna. Troopers say the plane was being flown by Sheila Perskalla of Wasilla when she had difficulty landing the plane, and it went into the lake. The passenger, David Akers of Palmer, called the Troopers. The Rescue Coordination Center was contacted, and both the pilot and passenger were rescued. Pierskalla suffered minor injuries. Both she and Akers were transported to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.