Lodge plane flips on landing at King Salmon airport

Jun 30, 2016

Three plus pilot onboard were not injured when Cessna 185 overturned after fouled landing Wednesday afternoon.

A Cessna 185 operated for Crystal Creek Lodge overturned and sustained "significant" damage Wednesday. No injuries were reported.
Credit Alaska State Troopers

KDLG: The pilot and three passengers onboard a Cessna 185 were not injured when it overturned on landing Wednesday afternoon.

State troopers were not immediately notified of the accident, but investigated Thursday. According to their initial report, pilot Daniel Michaels of the Crystal Creek Lodge had three passengers onboard and was attempting to land on runway 12 at the King Salmon airport Wednesday just after 2:00 p.m. The aircraft overturned and landed upside down, according to AST.

"Winds were reported at 050 degrees with gusts from 15 to 25 mph," wrote trooper Alfred Borrego.

No injuries were reported, but the aircraft sustained "significant" damage. Photos show the propeller blades bent and the tail crunched.

The NTSB was notified and is investigating.

Reach the author at dave@kdlg.org or 907-842-2200.

Credit Alaska State Troopers