Mid-Air Collision takes Life

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) - Two small planes collided above the Susitna River sending one of them plummeting into the river below.

    The NTSB said the second airplane made a safe emergency landing. The surviving plane landed on a dirt strip at Lake Hood Seaplane Base, part of Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.

    Alaska State Troopers identified the victim as James Poelman, 56, of Wasilla.  He was piloting a Cessna 207.

    An investigation into the circumstances of the crash continues.

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