ANCHORAGE - Police in Wasilla released the names Monday of a flight instructor and student who were killed over the weekend in a small plane crash near the airport in Wasilla.
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The two were identified as David Thomas Lott, 25, of Anchorage, who was the instructor and student Michael Vincent Hayes, 38, of Palmer.
The single-engine plane, a Cessna 177, departed Sunday from Merrill Field in Anchorage, 45 miles south of Wasilla. The plane was not required to file a flight plan, said FAA spokesman Ian Gregor. It belonged to Aero Tech Flight Services, a flight instruction business based at Merrill Field.
The National Weather Service reported calm winds and cloudy skies with a visibility of 10 miles at the Wasilla Airport, said lead forecaster Eddie Zingone.
The plane's crumpled remains lay in a dirt field just shy of the airport, according to the FAA and footage from KTUU-TV in Anchorage.
Gregor said the FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are planning to investigate the cause of the crash.
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