Pilot injured in Palmer plane crash

Jul 09, 2014 -- 10:00am
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A 57-year-old pilot was flown to a Wasilla hospital following a crash Tuesday night near Palmer. State Troopers say Russell Dunlap of Palmer was piloting an Aeronca C85 when he attempted a landing at Sky Ranch. Troopers say in a web posting the plane overshot the runway and came to rest in a wooded area off Sky Ranch Loop. Dunlap was taken to Mat-Su Regional Hospital by a medical helicopter for treatment. Officials at the hospital didn't immediately respond to requests for a condition update Wednesday morning. A passenger in the plane, 22-year-old Davis Dunlap of Palmer, was treated at the scene for minor injuries. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.

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