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Troopers reported that they were informed of a airplane crash fifty miles north of Talkeetna on Sunday afternoon,the aircraft involved suffered significant damage.
According to the trooper dispatch, they were informed at 7:10 pm on Sunday that an aircraft, a 1957 Piper PA-22-150, flown by Trevor Jones, had made a forced landing on a hillside, approximately 50 miles north of Talkeetna at about 5 pm that afternoon.
Jones and his unidentified passenger had been practicing “touch and goes” when the aircraft encountered engine problems and Jones put it down on a hillside.
Jones suffered no injuries in the incident. His unidentified passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries, and was transported to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment.
The aircraft was left at the scene.
The National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA were notified of the incident, troopers say.