10 July 2017

Floatplane Crashes Into House

A floatplane crashed into a West Anchorage neighborhood Sunday afternoon, tearing a gaping hole in a house before coming to rest crumpled in the middle of a residential street.

No one was injured in the crash: The pilot was able to get out of the wreckage of the Cessna 180 on his own before medics arrived, and the damaged house was empty at the time, officials said.
... The single-engine Cessna took off from Lake Hood around noon on Sunday before quickly running into trouble, said Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot "lost the engine shortly after takeoff," which led to a "forced landing."


Ed Bonderenka said...

Living in a subdivision can be dangerous.

Toirdhealbheach Beucail said...

Given the number of planes in Alaska (or at least my impression of the number of planes) I am surprised this does not happen more often.

Rev. Paul said...

Ed, living next to a floatplane base can be even worse. Bears, moose, airplanes ... who knows? :)

TB, there are still more planes than automobiles in Alaska, or so the State tells us. Most crashes occur in far more remote locales, though.