The Alaska State Troopers have identified those involved in yesterday afternoon’s plane crash in Sterling.
As we reported, shortly after 3:15pm, CES crews and several State Troopers from Soldotna responded the scene and assisted with extrication of the pilot, identified as 34-year-old Mark Krueger of Sterling, and passenger, 44-year-old Scott Steger of Sterling.
Steger was transported by ambulance to the Central Peninsula Hospital, while Krueger, the pilot, was airlifted to CPH and then later Transported to Anchorage for treatment.
The FAA and NTSB were both notified of the accident, and the scene was secured and released to the FAA upon arrival of an investigator.
Troopers believe that the initial cause of the accident was that the plane, a Piper Super Cub, clipped a tree upon take off, causing it to crash.
Investigation into the crash is ongoing.