Willow, Alaska (KINY) Colt Richter, 24, of Anchorage was the pilot of a single engine plane that crashed Wednesday night.
A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers said Richter was flying for Regal Air and had been travelling from Willow Lake to FBI lake in the Skwentna area when the crash occurred. Two passengers on board were injured and hospitalized.
Troopers also reported that the plane crashed shortly after takeoff and landed in a wooded area near homes. A small wildfire broke out in the area. The NTSB has taken over the investigation.