One sustains minor injuries in Goose Bay plane crash

    Goose Bay Airport. (Photo Courtesy of FAA.)

    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.

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