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    Not a lot of info, but the two onboard survived, which is good.

    http://www.ktuu.com/news/news/pilot-...almer/26857108
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    I am acquainted with Russ and his family. He lives at Sky Ranch and is a commercial airline pilot and flew with Iditarod Air Force. Nice fellow.

    He owns or owned a 185 the last time I talked to him a few years ago.

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    Once again the press makes up a type of aircraft....
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    I was unsure I should even post the make of aircraft since the model was obviously wrong. Still haven't seen any followup, but the initial reports have it as an Aeronca so I gambled and won on that one.
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    The info was good enough to figure out it was a Champ.

    09-JUL-14
    Time: 03:50:00Z
    Regis#: N68593
    Aircraft Make: AERONCA
    Aircraft Model: 7BCM
    Event Type: Accident
    Highest Injury: Minor
    Aircraft Missing:
    Damage: Substantial
    LOCATION
    City: PALMER
    State: Alaska
    Country:
    DESCRIPTION
    Description: AIRCRAFT ON LANDING CRASHED, SKY RANCH, PALMER, ALASKA
    INJURY DATA

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    "troopers were informed of the Aeronca C-85ís crash, in the vicinity of Skyranch Loop,"
    According to the reporter, only the engine crashed.....
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    I was sitting at work in Fairbanks, and I get a call on my cell phone. Hi this is such and such with the FAA Anchorage FISDO, how are you today. Talk about getting your blood pressure up. He said he heard I was a witness to this accident...lol, said I'm up in Fairbanks. Apparently there's another Jason Brooks in the Valley.

    Weird.

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