The crash of a C-17 military cargo plane on Wednesday evening near the Elmendorf Air Force base killed four crewmembers and also damaged railroad tracks, forcing closure of the railroad section. (more…)
Troopers rescued Timothy Troyer, 52 of Spokane, WA from the north fork of the Kashwitna River Wednesday afternoon. (more…)
Alaska State Troopers are looking for a Piper Super Cub airplane that was stolen from the Big Lake area. (more…)
Two Chinook helicopters from Fort Wainwright assisted in a medical evacuation on Mt. McKinley Wednesday. The rescue not only involved climbing rangers and theB Company, 1st Battlion, but also Alaska State Troopers. The 24 year old Pennsylvania man was taken to Fairbanks for evaluation.
PLANE CRASH— A Piper PA-18 crashed Friday afternoon near Susitna Landing. The pilot died in the accident. Photo courtesy of Alaska State Troopers
On Friday afternoon, troopers reported that a man died in a plane crash at the end of the Susitna Landing Road . Around 2 p.m., a witness saw the Piper PA-18 clip the trees before crashing into trees near Susitna Landing Road. Responding troopers found the sole male occupant dead inside. The National Transportation Safety Board and the State Medical Examiner have been notified. NTSB takes over the investigation to determine the cause of the crash. The name of the man has not been released yet.
Update – Neal Burgess Burleson, 58, of Willow, was the sole occupant of the plane. He died when his Piper PA-18 Super Cub crashed at the end of Susitna Landing Road north of Willow.
A new project and new school curriculum is being planned for students at Su Valley High School. (more…)
Each year at this time there is a flurry of activity on the Kahiltna Glacier at 7,200 feet. The Sugar Bears (B company, 1st Battalion, 52 Aviation Regiment) fly south to Talkeetna to help the National Park Service in one of the most unusual peace time missions in the U.S. This year, KTNA reporter Sue Deyoe, flew up to the glacier in the Chinooks with the crew to assist in basecamp set up.