State lawmaker among 7 killed after 2 planes collide above Alaska

State lawmaker among 7 killed after 2 planes collide above Alaska

A mid-air plane collision over Anchorage on Friday killed seven people, including a state lawmaker who was piloting one of the aircraft. State Rep. Gary Knopp was alone in one of the planes. The other plane was carrying four tourists from South Carolina, a guide from Kansas and a pilot from Soldotna. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.

Kathy
Kathy
flinx101
flinx101 1 weeks

And oddly happens a lot in Alaska. I remember when a float plane collided with a helicopter over my hometown years ago. The local air traffic coordinators fixed that problem by mandating strict air traffic corridors.

Jon
Jon 1 weeks

Well that's horrible

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