A lady from Anchorage was killed in an aircraft crash near Skwentna Lake

An Anchorage lady was killed when her plane crashed in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough near Skwentna on Sunday afternoon.

Janell Rude had been gone for nearly two hours when a plane flying over Whiskey Lake, about seven miles northwest of Skwentna, noticed a wrecked plane, according to Heidi Kemner, a senior aviation safety investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board. According to her, the Cessna 180A was upside down and completely buried in the lake.

Rescuers were sent to the location at 3:51 p.m. and discovered Rude, 67, dead, according to Alaska State Troopers. She was the only one on board.

Rude was taking off from the lake when her plane crashed, according to Kemner, and she was on her way to Anchorage. Much information was unclear early in the inquiry, she added, including whether the jet was flying at the moment of the incident and what caused it to crash.

According to troopers, Rude’s body will be submitted to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. Officials were still attempting to recover the plane so that investigators could examine it, according to Kemner.

Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in Aviation Blog, Aviation Crashes

Related Articles


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *