Kenai – A plane crash in Soldotna this morning involved a plane owned by a lawmaker.
11:12 am Update: Sources revealed to MRAK that Gary Knopp was piloting one of the planes, which was headed to Fairbanks with one passenger. The other was a charter air service “High Adventure Air” based out of Mirror Lake, with several on board. Mirror Lake is about two miles from the Soldotna Air Strip. High Adventure Air has an excellent reputation for communicating their location and intentions for air traffic.
Two planes collided over Mayoni Street, close to mile 91.5 of the Sterling Highway. The highway was closed for a time but is now open and Troopers are on the scene.
One of the planes was registered to Rep. Gary Knopp. Must Read Alaska reached out to Knopp on his cell phone this morning but it went to voice mail.
Knopp, who represents District 30, reportedly owns a new Super Cub. The other plane was a Beaver, according to MRAK sources.
There are reportedly deaths, and apparently one survivor. Central Peninsula Hospital confirmed one person arrived by ambulance.
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