- Associated Press - Saturday, June 6, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Investigators say the student pilot involved in a midair plane crash did not file a flight plan before he took off for the Talkeetna Airport.

KTVA-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1RROiBD ) that 27-year-old pilot Cole Hagge left Palmer Airport in a Cessna 172 Sunday afternoon without a flight plan indicating his route. He hit a Cessna 184 about 100 feet above a runway in Talkeetna.

The pilot of the other plane did file a flight plan before taking off with three passengers.

The National Transportation Safety Board says pilots who charge people to fly are required to submit a flight plan.

NTSB says that while Hagge did not file a plan, both pilots were transmitting their locations before the crash.

Hagge received non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. No other injuries were reported.


Information from: KTVA-TV, https://www.ktva.com

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