Two Injured in Small Plane Crash

Alaska State Troopers say two people were injured in a small plane crash on the west side of Cook Inlet.

Troopers spokesman Tim DeSpain says the plane went down Thursday across the inlet from Nikiski, on the Kenai Peninsula.

National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson tells KTUU-TV the Piper PA-18 Super Cub crashed at an airstrip at about noon. He says preliminary information indicates a loss of engine power.

Johnson says both people aboard were injured, one with serious injuries and the other with minor injuries.

Central Emergency Services spokesman Brad Nelson says the two patients were taken to Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna.

The NTSB is investigating.