Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - One sustained minor injuries and another was uninjured in a plane crash near the Goose Bay airport Monday afternoon.
Troopers said they were notified in the afternoon of May 16 at 4:55 pm.
State and Wildlife troopers responded to the area and located a 1978 Taylorcraft F-19 overturned in the mudflats east of the Goose Bay Airport.
Troopers report that both the pilot, a 33-year-old female, and the passenger, an 87-year-old female who was also a certified flight instructor, were able to evacuate the plane after it crashed and were walking toward the shore.
The Central Mat-Su Fire Department hoisted the passenger from the mudflats and was transported to a Mat-Su area hospital for minor injuries.
The pilot was able to hike to a landing near the airport, and did not require medical treatment.
The NTSB was notified of the crash.
The plane was carried out with the tide and has not been recovered.