Plane crash

A small plane crashed into a fence along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway Tuesday. 

PALMER — After a cessna pilot was unable to stop his airplane on a private airstrip along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway near four corners on Tuesday, midday drivers along the highway slowed to examine the near miss plane crash as they passed. According to the Alaska State Troopers, 75-year-old Robert Cardwell of Palmer was unable to stop his Cessna landing at the airstrip adjacent to Three Bears along the Palmer-Wasilla Highway. Cardwell’s plane came to a stop after skidding past the airstrip and colliding with the chain-link fence along the bike path on the North side of the Palmer-Wasilla Highway at 1:02 p.m. Troopers report that the Federal Aviation Administration was notified of the craft and no injuries were reported. The aircraft itself suffered significant damage and was removed late in the afternoon on Tuesday.

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