Friday, September 14, 2018

Cessna 180, N68PX: Incident occurred September 13, 2018 near Soldotna Airport (PASX), Alaska

Federal Aviation Administration / Flight Standards District Office; Anchorage, Alaska

Made emergency landing in a marsh area.

https://registry.faa.gov/N68PX

Date: 14-SEP-18
Time: 03:45:00Z
Regis#: N68PX
Aircraft Make: CESSNA
Aircraft Model: 180
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: NONE
Aircraft Missing: No
Damage: UNKNOWN
Activity: UNKNOWN
Flight Phase: EMERGENCY DESCENT (EMG)
Operation: 91
City: SOLDOTNA
State: ALASKA

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four people escaped injury when a small airplane crashed on its way to Soldotna.

Alaska State Troopers say searchers Thursday afternoon found the overturned airplane in 3 to 4 feet (0.9 to 1.2 meters) of water, surrounded by swamp, about a mile southeast of 8 Mile Funny River Road.

The four on board, including the pilot, 75-year-old Terry Moxey of Sterling, were found standing on the belly of plane.

Anchorage Air Traffic Control told troopers the airplane had reported engine failure and could not land at Soldotna Airport. After the crash, Moxey used a cellphone to report no injuries.


A trooper helicopter extracted the survivors, including 84-year-old David Savoie and 79-year-old Karen Savoie of Idaho and 81-year-old Jacqueline Moxey of Sterling.

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