Plane Mishap At Lake Hood


by Mike Ford

Just after 12:30 p.m. Monday afternoon,first responders answered
a call at the Lake Hood Strip Airport. After landing without incident,
a Cessna 170 was rolling out to take one of the intersections off runway 31 when the pilots brakes went to the floor.

According to NTSB Spokeman Clint Johnson the pilot of the plane
was unable to maintain directional control of the plane and rolled
off the left side of runway.

The plane, registered to Joseph Gugel of Anchorage nosed over and sustained substantial damage. Alone in the plane, the pilot was not hurt. The Runway was open again to air traffic by 4 p.m.

The FAA and the NTSB are continuing the investigation.

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