The accident occurred on Saturday at about 1:15 in the afternoon. There was one passenger on board with the pilot, but neither was injured.
A preliminary report by the Federal Aviation Administration states that incident occurred during take – off when the pilot ran off the lake and onto the surrounding tundra.
The float plane is a Piper super cub and it’s registered to Dave Henderson of Bethel, or more specifically, the Law Office of Dave Henderson. A phone call to Henderson was not returned.
A picture of the plane shows that it ran into the tundra, damaging at least one of the floats and perhaps more.
A helicopter operated by Yukon Aviation was able to pick up and remove the plane on Saturday afternoon.
H-Marker lake is used by several Bethel bush pilots for take-offs and landings.