Pilot Killed in Crash Near Skwentna

Cargo Plane Was Delivering Fuel


by Your Alaska Link News Team

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a pilot died when his cargo plane crashed near Skwentna.

The pilot, who was flying solo, has not been identified.

The cargo plane contained fuel. It was flying Monday from Wasilla to the Nixon Fork Mine, about 30 miles northeast of McGrath.

Officials called the Alaska National Guard to search for the plane when it never arrived. The plane was located Tuesday.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the cause of the crash.