Plane flips on the Talkeetna village airstrip

The FAA and the National Safety Transportation Board are investigating an aviation accident that occurred on the Talkeetna Village airstrip last Saturday afternoon. FAA officials say a wheeled piper PA-22 flipped over when trying to land on the snow-covered airstrip.  There were 2 people on board, but no one was injured.

NSTB investigators say the plane sustained some structural damage.

The FAA is looking into the regulatory issues involved in the crash – if the pilot had all the current licensing and medical requirements and if the aircraft was current.  The NSTB is investigating the cause of the accident.

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