Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Universal Stinson 108, N97421: Accident occurred June 07, 2022 near Outer Point on Douglas Island, Alaska

National Transportation Safety Board accident report number: ANC22LA039 

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

Aircraft lost engine power and went into the water. 

Date: 07-JUN-22
Time: 22:00:00Z
Regis#: N97421
Aircraft Make: STINSON
Aircraft Model: 108
Event Type: INCIDENT
Highest Injury: MINOR
Aircraft Missing: No
Activity: PERSONAL
Flight Phase: TAKEOFF (TOF)
Operation: 91

Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - Angoon resident Frank Jim and his daughter Lovey were in the airplane that was first to arrive on the scene on Tuesday at Middle Point, where a small plane went into the water on the backside of Douglas.

He says they saw the plane as it approached the water.

"We saw a plane coming across the other side of the bay," Jim said. "We were about to meet each other at the same time, and I thought that plane was flying low and going down. I tapped on my daughter's shoulder and said it looks like it's going down."

The airplane's occupants were reported swimming to shore after it made contact with the water. Jim says he saw the plane hit the water and flip over.

"All of the sudden it hit and flipped over," Jim said. "We told the pilot, so he circled around and you could see those guys swimming to the beach."

Jim says he reported the plane crash to the US Coast Guard.

The occupants of the plane were taken to Statter Harbor to receive medical attention.

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