Alaska newspaper publisher survives floatplane crash

    Witnesses tell the NTSB that the floatplane clipped a tree.

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The publisher of Alaska's largest newspaper crashed while attempting to land a floatplane at a remote community south of Anchorage.

    Alaska Dispatch News publisher Alice Rogoff was not injured in the crash Sunday at Halibut Cove, a community on the Kenai (KEE-neye) Peninsula south of Anchorage.

    National Transportation Safety Board chief Alaska investigator Clint Johnson says the agency has not spoken to the pilot but expects to by Wednesday.,

    Witnesses tell the NTSB that the floatplane clipped a tree. Weather is not considered to be a factor in the crash.

    Halibut Cove lies within Kachemak Bay State Park.

    Rogoff in 2009 became majority owner of the Alaska Dispatch, an online newspaper. Its parent company purchased the Anchorage Daily News from The McClatchy Co. for $34 million in 2014.

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