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Mid-air collision

Pilot Corey Carlson and his wife Hetty along with their daughters Ella, 5, and Addie, 3, lost their lives in a floatplane crash after a mid-air collision near Amber Lake in the Trapper Creek area July 30, 2011. The pilot of the other floatplane was able to land safely in Anchorage.
Photo courtesy of the Barnett family
A float plane sits on the side of the runway at Ted Stevens International Airport after making an emergency landing on Saturday, July 30, 2011. The float plane collided mid-air with a Cessna 180 in the Trapper Creek area.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
A damaged Cessna 206 prepares to land on the north-south runway at Ted Stevens International Airport Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2011. The plane, which was involved in a mid-air collision near Trapper Creek, was able to land safely on the runway.
Bob Butcher
A damaged Cessna 206 approaches the north-south runway at Ted Stevens International Airport Saturday afternoon, July 30, 2011. The plane, which was involved in a mid-air collision near Trapper Creek, was able to land safely on the runway.
Bob Butcher
A float plane sits on the side of the runway at Ted Stevens International Airport after making an emergency landing on Saturday, July 30, 2011. Officials remove material stuck to the float plane, which was involved in a mid-air collision with a Cessna 180 near Trapper Creek.
BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News
Craig Medred