Event Type: Accident
Highest Injury: None
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
AIRCRAFT CRASHED UNDER UNKNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES. EXPERIMENTAL RIDGE RUNNER. WASILLA, AK
A pilot avoided injury in Wasilla over the weekend, after a mechanical mishap.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified of an aircraft accident just before 3 p.m. Saturday at an airstrip near the intersection of Johnson Road and Schulz Road in Wasilla.
The pilot, James Riggs, reportedly lost power just as his plane lifted off.
He says the plane settled back onto the ground before rolling off the end of the runway, into heavy brush and debris.
Riggs was uninjured, but the aircraft did sustain damage.
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