Pilot hurt in small plane crash Tuesday

Posted: Thursday, August 27, 2009

ANCHORAGE - A pilot suffered serious injuries, including two broken femurs, when his small plane crashed near Earthquake Park on Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport property.

Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board identified the pilot as 67-year-old Carl Fundeen of Anchorage.

The Cessna 170B crashed nose-first Tuesday about a quarter-mile after taking off from a gravel airstrip at Lake Hood. Johnson told KTUU-TV that investigators hope to interview the pilot and find out what happened.

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