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2 planes collide at Wasilla airport in Alaska

Aug 06, 2016

Officials closed the Wasilla airport in Alaska today while emergency crews worked to clear the wreckage when two single-engine planes collided. No injuries were reported.

According to reports from witnesses, the planes both tried to land at the same time on the same runway. The chief of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska, Clint Johnson, said investigators are trying to determine which plane had the right of way.

One aircraft was a converted turboprop de Havilland Beaver registered to former Alaska Attorney General Charlie Cole of Fairbanks. Cole was not there as he had been leasing the plane. The other aircraft was a Cessna.

A total of four people were onboard the two aircraft.

2 planes collide at Wasilla airport in Alaska

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