Plane crash causes only minor injuries



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say five people are safe after a small plane crashed at Alaska’s Point MacKenzie, causing only minor injuries.

Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen says the 52-year-old pilot, Leo Chapman, was flying four passengers back to Anchorage from a lodge Saturday when he was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine of the Cessna 206 operated by Great Northern Air cut out.

The Anchorage Daily News says the plane flipped over when it hit the ground.

The passengers are 56-year-old Robin Smith and his 15-year-old son Adam Smith of Brush Prairie, Wash., and 82-year-old Richard Peters and his 77-year-old wife Darlene Peters of Portland, Ore.

Ipsen says Adam Smith and Richard and Darlene Peters were taken to a hospital. She says only Darlene Peters suffered minor injuries.


Information from: Anchorage Daily News,