Monday, November 17, 2014

Taylorcraft BC12-D, N43818: Incident occurred November 16, 2014 in Soldotna, Alaska

ANCHORAGE - Neither of the two people on board a small plane that landed Sunday afternoon on Kalifornsky Beach Road near Soldotna were injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.

 Clint Johnson, the NTSB’s chief Alaska investigator, said Monday that a Taylorcraft BC-12, a single-engine plane colloquially known as a “T-craft,” set down on the road between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. Sunday.

“It looks like a Taylorcraft landed on the highway there,” Johnson said. “There were no injuries; there was no damage.”

It was not immediately clear Monday why the plane made an emergency landing.

Channel 2 Facebook user Don Duncan said that the plane was parked outside the Cook Inlet Academy at 45872 K-Beach Rd. Sunday night, “surrounded by troopers and Soldotna (Police Department)” vehicles.

AST spokeswoman Megan Peters said she could offer no additional details Monday morning. She referred further requests for comment to NTSB and Federal Aviation Administration officials.

“There wasn’t a crash,” Peters wrote. “Just a landing.”

An email to Washington-based FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer wasn’t immediately returned Monday afternoon.

Cook Inlet Academy staff said Monday afternoon that none of the school’s employees were present Sunday when the landing occurred.

The pilot of the plane, who was working on the aircraft outside the school Monday afternoon, declined a Channel 2 request for a phone interview.

- Source:

Event Type: Incident

Highest Injury: None

Damage: None


Flight Phase: UNKNOWN (UNK)

Federal Aviation Administration Flight Standards District Office: FAA Anchorage FSDO-03

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