Pilot walks away from forced landing on Western Alaska lake

Zaz Hollander

A Yute Air plane piloted by an Oregon man lost power and landed on a frozen lake about 15 miles from Nightmute last week, Alaska State Troopers said.

Pilot Jason Robinson, 41, was the only person in the Cessna 207 during the forced landing at about 6:15 p.m. Thursday, according to an online release posted by the troopers on Monday. Snowmachiners brought Robinson back to Nightmute, troopers said.

Yute Air, based in Bethel, flies to more than 30 villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim region, according to its Web site.

The National Transportation Safety Board was notified about the incident.

Reach Zaz Hollander at zhollander@adn.com or 257-4317.