Two people were pronounced dead this afternoon after a small plane crashed and was consumed by flames at Merrill Field.
Anchorage Police say the accident occurred just after 3:30pm today. The two adults in the plane have only been identified as a male and a female at this time.
APD is in the process of notifying next of kin and the cause of the crash is under investigation. According to witnesses the plane crashed just after taking off.
The Cessna 150L is registered to a Big Lake man, but the identities of the two who died in the accident have not yet been released.