2 Rescued After Plane Lands, Sinks in Lake

Alaska State Troopers say two people were taken to a southcentral Alaska hospital after a weekend plane crash 25 miles east of Talkeetna.

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by Associated Press

TALKEETNA- Alaska State Troopers say two people were taken to a southcentral Alaska hospital after a weekend plane crash 25 miles east of Talkeetna.
Troopers Saturday night took a call that a Super Cub had crashed on a lake and submerged.
Investigators say 54-year-old pilot Sheila Pierskalla of Wasilla experienced difficulties and landed the plane in the water.
The airplane was carrying one passenger, 54-year-old David Akers of Palmer.
The Rescue Coordination Center reached the crash site and transported Pierskalla and Akers to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. Troopers say Pierskalla suffered minor injuries.