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    Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crashed on the west side of Cook Inlet Thursday morning, with two injured occupants flown to Soldotna for treatment.

    According to AST spokesman Tim DeSpain, a helicopter from the 11th Air Force’s Rescue Coordination Center at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson was sent to the scene. Troopers were informed of the crash shortly before noon, but didn't immediately have further information on the plane that crashed.

    “It’s across the inlet from Nikiski,” DeSpain said. “It sounds like from the air they could see two people.”

    Clint Johnson, the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska chief, confirmed that the plane -- a Piper PA-18 Super Cub with two occupants on board -- crashed at an airstrip on the west side of Cook Inlet at about noon Thursday.

    "This accident happened on landing," Johnson said. "Initial, preliminary information is that the pilot experienced a loss of engine power and the airplane crashed shortly after that."

    Johnson said both of the plane's occupants were injured in the crash.

    "One was seriously injured, and one had injuries considered minor," Johnson said.

    Central Emergency Services spokesman Brad Nelson said medics were alerted that two patients from the crash were headed to Central Peninsula Hospital. A Channel 2 viewer sent a photo of the patients being transferred to medics from an arriving helicopter.

    “They are bringing two victims to the Soldotna hospital,” Nelson said. “Our crews are going to meet them there.”

    Johnson said NTSB investigator Chris Shaver has been assigned to the crash
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  • #2
    Would that be the Kuskatan strip........??? Pray they both have full recovery.
    ALASKA is a "HARD COUNTRY for OLDMEN". (But if you live it wide'ass open, it is a delightful place to finally just sit-back and savor those memories while sipping Tequila).


    • #3
      it was an AWA cub.. they picked them up in AWA's R44 and transported to the Soldotna hospital. Passenger treated and released, pilot still in the hospital according to what I read with non life threatening injuries.


      • #4
        Date: 27-NOV-14
        Time: 20:47:00Z
        Regis#: N9720P
        Aircraft Make: PIPER
        Aircraft Model: PA18
        Event Type: Accident
        Highest Injury: Serious
        Aircraft Missing:
        Damage: Substantial
        City: KENAI
        State: Alaska
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        • #5

          "Just before noon today (Thursday) Alaska State Troopers were notified of a plane crash on the west side of the Cook Inlet, almost directly across from Nikiski.

          Tim DeSpain with AST said another plane spotted the wreckage and two injured people from the air.

          AST investigation revealed the airplane was a PA-18 Super Cub owned by Alaska West Air which is based in Nikiski. The pilot was Brad Adams, age 55, of Soldotna. The only passenger was a 16 year old male from Kenai.

          Alaska West Air had another plane in the area and found the crashed airplane. The pilot of the second airplane relayed the coordinates for the downed plane to Kenai Flight Service. Alaska West Air was able to respond to the crash with their own R44 helicopter from Nikiski. The pilot of the helicopter transported Adams and the juvenile male directly to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

          Adams suffered from serious but non-life threatening injuries. The juvenile male was treated and released for minor injuries. The NTSB was notified of the crash. AST and RCC did not respond to the scene of the crash."

          Seems to be a few conflicting stories as the ADN was reporting that the RCC and troopers were involved and RCC heli responded..


          • #6
            Sure glad to hear both are ok...!!!
            Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!


            • #7
              I flew with Brad recently. When I saw it was the AWA cub, I was thinking it would be Doug or Joel on the stick. Hoping for a full recovery for Brad.
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