Small plane lands in Juneau wetlands

    JUNEAU, Alaska (KINY) - A small commercial Cessna aircraft safely landed in the wetlands, a couple thousand feet from the end of Juneau International Airport runway Friday night around 6:15.

    Assistant Chief Ed Quinto explained:

    "Apparently, a small commercial Cessna aircraft coming in from Hoonah safely landed in the wetlands at the end of Juneau International Airport runway, approximately couple of thousand feet east of the end of the runway. The plane was carrying the pilot and 3 people. The plane was coming in for a landing when it experience a mechanical problem. The 4 people were not injured and were able to walk thru the wetlands and to the runway where they were transported back to the airport terminal."

    Quinto reported Friday night the aircraft was taken over by airfield maintenance who were in the process of getting the plane out of the wetlands.

    The plane is operated by Alaska Seaplanes based in Juneau.

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