A floatplane crashed into a West Anchorage neighborhood Sunday afternoon, creating a huge damage in a house before coming to rest crumpled in the middle of a residential street.
Luckily, the pilot was able to get out of the broken oCessna 180. "The damaged house was empty at the time", officials said.
"That's the most important thing," said Anchorage Fire Department Captain Tom Wescott at the scene Sunday afternoon. "The pilot wasn't hurt and no one was in the structure."
The single-engine Cessna took off from Lake Hood around noon on Sunday before the accident happened, said Clint Johnson of the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot "lost the engine shortly after takeoff," which led to a "forced landing."
The plane crashed into a townhouse at the corner of Orion Circle and Cosmic Circle before coming to rest in the street a block away from Balto Seppala Park, busy on a sunny summer afternoon.