2 planes crash mid-air over Alaska

2011-09-03 11:29
Anchorage - Authorities say two single-engine planes have collided in midair over western Alaska and one of the pilots is presumed dead.

Alaska State Troopers spokesperson Megan Peters said the two pilots were the only people aboard the planes when they collided on Friday near the village of Nightmute.

She said one plane landed and the other crashed and burned.

The pilot of a Ryan Air Cessna 207 that put down safely was identified as 26-year-old Kirsten Sprague. She said Sprague was able to walk away, but was flown to Bethel, about 160km away, for a medical evaluation.

The spokesperson said a Cessna 208 Caravan crashed and burned on impact. She said 24-year-old Scott Veal of Kenai, Alaska, is presumed dead although no body has yet been recovered.
- AP
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