Plane accident on H-Marker Lake

by Shane Iverson on September 21, 2011

A super cub ran out of room during take-off at H-Marker lake in Bethel. Photo by Joe Joe Prince

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.

A helicopter operated by Yukon Aviation hovers above the damaged super cub while people below attach the sling. Photo by Joe Joe Prince.

A helicopter operated by Yukon Aviation pulls the damaged super cub off the ground. Photo by Joe Joe Prince.

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