Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Piper PA-18 Replica, N316BR: Incident occurred May 10, 2016 on Lake Jordan, Ketchikan, Alaska

http://registry.faa.gov/N316BR

Date: 10-MAY-16

Time: 22:12:00Z
Regis#: N316BR
Aircraft Model: PA18
Event Type: Incident
Highest Injury: None
Damage: Unknown
Flight Phase: LANDING (LDG)
FAA Flight Standards District Office: FAA Juneau FSDO-05
City: KETCHIKAN
State: Alaska

AIRCRAFT, JAVRON REPLICA PA18, WITH FLOATS, ON LANDING ON THE LAKE, FLIPPED OVER, LAKE JORDAN, KETCHIKAN, ALASKA. 


ANCHORAGE (KTUU) The pilot of a float plane was rescued after it crashed into a lake north of Ketchikan, Tuesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers wrote in a dispatch Wednesday.

At about 2:19 p.m., multiple people reported to Alaska State Troopers that a float plane had crashed into Jordan Lake, 20 miles north of Ketchikan.

"Preliminary investigation revealed that the pilot and sole occupant Billy Rusk, age 58, from Poplar Grove, IL was not injured," troopers wrote.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and a Temsco helicopter responded to the lake and rescued the pilot who was not injured in the crash.

"The pilot was transported to nearby Heckman cabin where KVRS aircraft and medics were standing by," troopers wrote. "KVRS transported the pilot to Ketchikan where he refused transport to the hospital and reported no injuries."

The plane remains in the lake and will be recovered by the owner.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified of the crash.

Original article can be found here: http://www.ktuu.com

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