Seward Plane Crash Details Shared by AST

Seward, AK (KINY) - A non-fatal plane crash was given more details by Alaska State Troopers via their dispatch notes.

On January 7th, Troopers and the US Parks Service were alerted to the crash after it had happened. The plane was being flown by two Seward residents, 33-year-old Frederick Marolf and his mother 54-year-old Jane Marolf. The two had left Seward in Fredrick's 1955 Piper PA-22 plane.

During the flight, the plane began to have mechanical troubles. Frederick was able to land on the beach at Bear Glacier, but the plane hit a soft spot in the gravel and the front of the plane nose-dived, causing minor damage to the plane. Frederick then contacted a friend who used a personal boat to pick up the two and transported them back to Seward. No injuries were reported during the incident.

NTSB and the FAA were notified.


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