Two Planes Collide East of Dillingham

Two small planes collided midair in Lake Clark Pass – about 150 miles East of Dillingham on Sunday afternoon.

The crash happened in uncontrolled airspace. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that a Piper Navajo and a Cessna 206 float plane were involved. The Navajo is reportedly owned by Lake Clark Air and was carrying nine passengers. The float plane is privately owned and was carrying four passengers. The FAA says no one was injured and the planes landed safely. Both the National Transportation Safety Board and the FAA are investigating the incident.

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Daysha Eaton is the News Director at KBBI in Homer. Daysha Eaton holds a B.A. from Evergreen State College, and a M.A. from the University of Southern California. Daysha got her start in radio at Seattle public radio stations, KPLU and KUOW. Before coming to KBBI, she was the News Director at KYUK in Bethel. She has also worked as the Southcentral Reporter for KSKA in Anchorage. Daysha's work has appeared on NPR's "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered", PRI's "The World" and "National Native News". She's happy to take assignments, and to get news tips, which are best sent via email. Daysha became a journalist because she believes in the power of storytelling. Stories connect us and they help us make sense of our world. They shed light on injustice and they comfort us in troubled times. She got into public broadcasting because it seems to fulfill the intention of the 4th Estate and to most effectively apply the freedom of the press granted to us through the Constitution. She feels that public radio has a special way of moving people emotionally through sound, taking them to remote places, introducing them to people they would not otherwise meet and compelling them to think about issues they might ordinarily overlook.