Authorities identify man who died in float plane crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot of a float plane who died after a fiery crash in an Anchorage neighborhood.

    Authorities identify man who died in float plane crash

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities have identified the pilot of a float plane who died after a fiery crash in an Anchorage neighborhood.

    The Anchorage Police Department says Sunday that 75-year-old James Hefty was aboard the plane when it crashed late Saturday afternoon. Dispatchers began receiving calls at 4:30 p.m. that the plane had crashed in flames.

    The police say in a statement that the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board. Investigators from the NTSB spoke with several people who were in the area when the plane crashed.

    The NTSB asks that anyone either witnessed the crash or saw the plane flying in the area just before the crash call the agency at 907-782-4849.


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    Police: Pilot dies in fiery plane crash in Anchorage

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say the pilot of a float plane is dead after a fiery crash in an Anchorage neighborhood.

    FAA spokesman Ian Gregor told The Associated Press that one person was aboard the plane when it crashed late Saturday afternoon.

    An Anchorage Police spokeswoman tells KTVA-TV that no homes were affected by the crash.

    Dispatchers began receiving calls at 4:30 p.m. that the plane had crashed in flames. Firefighters say crews quickly had the fire under control.

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