State troopers say power and phone service was knocked out for several hours this morning after a small plane crashed into a power pole in North Pole. According to troopers the experimental plane had engine problems and lost power. The plane went down near the Dennis and Holmes roads.
Troopers say 45-year-old Ruby Shorey was piloting the plane and tried to make it to an airstrip but fell shy, clipping the power pole with her landing gear. The plane flipped over and landed on its tail.
Troopers say Shorey was uninjured and was able to exit the plane.