Man unhurt when plane lands in trees


by Your Alaska Link News Team

Alaska State Troopers say a 58-year-old Wasilla man is fine after his small plane landed in some trees.

Troopers say Edward Merren was had just taken off in a Taylorcraft airplane Sunday afternoon on a grass airstrip when the incident occurred around Meadow Lakes Drive near Tulakes Road.

According to troopers, a sudden gust of crosswind caused the plane to strike trees on the side of the airstrip. The plane became wedged in the trees about 50 feet above the ground.

Responders used a boom truck to rescue Merren, who was not injured.

Troopers say the National Transportation Safety Board has been notified to investigate.