Lake being searched for plane wreckage

Oct 09, 2012 -- 12:40pm


- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Alaska State Trooper is headed to a lake north of Dillingham to assist in the search for a small plane that a witness said flipped and sank while trying to land. Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said Tuesday that people in skiffs using sonar, an underwater camera and drag equipment, are being enlisted to try and find the plane. A witness told troopers no one got out of the plane after it flipped. Ipsen says the lake is between 60 and 100 feet deep. National Transportation Safety Board investigator Larry Lewis told the Anchorage Daily News that the pilot was the sole person on board and died in the Sunday afternoon crash. The pilot has not been identified.

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