Pilot uninjured in floatplane crash at Lake Hood, police say

A floatplane had a rough landing at Lake Hood Seaplane Base in Anchorage around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, airport police say.

The pilot wasn't hurt, Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport police Sgt. Brad Skupnik said.

"She was coming in. The landing was fine, but the plane veered over," Skupnik said. "She ran up onto the bank. It's pretty minor."

The impact damaged both floats and the right wingtip of the Cessna 170B, he said.

The pilot took off from Hewitt Lake, about 5 miles northwest of Skwentna, a federal investigator said.

The plane ended up on the bank of the west water lane of the airport, according to Shawn Williams, the National Transportation Safety Board investigator looking into the cause of the crash.

Zaz Hollander

Zaz Hollander is a veteran journalist based in the Mat-Su and is currently an ADN local news editor and reporter. She covers breaking news, the Mat-Su region, aviation and general assignments. Contact her at zhollander@adn.com.