Small plane crashes in Boulder Creek

Posted: Monday, April 06, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A 47-year-old Anchorage pilot is safe after his small plane crashed at Boulder Creek near the Matanuska Glacier.

Alaska State Troopers say Jeff Johnson's personal locator beacon was activated at 3:15 p.m. Saturday and reported to them about 15 minutes later, triggering a search.

A trooper helicopter left about an hour later.

Just after 5:30 p.m., Johnson called authorities on his cell phone. He confirmed that he had crashed and was not injured.

Johnson told troopers he had received a ride to a road from snowmobilers.

The trooper helicopter was 15 minutes from the crash site and continued to it to take pictures and confirm coordinates of the beacon.

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