Sleetmute pilot survives crash near village

by Angela Denning-Barnes on August 16, 2013

Sleetmute pilot, Henry Hill, was injured in crash during a test flight Aug. 15. Alaska State Troopers say 64-year-old Hill was conducting a maintenance test flight of a Cessna 206.

It was about 11 a.m. when the airplane crashed just south of the Sleetmute Airport runway in a heavily wooded area.
The airplane was totaled in the wreck.

Hill then hiked into Sleetmute and took a commercial flight to Anchorage. He was treated there and released for chest pains and a bloody nose.

Sleetmute is located on the banks of the Middle Kuskowkim River near the tributary Holitna River.

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