Anchorage responders headed to Merrill Field after a plane crashed there Saturday night without injuries, according to dispatchers.
Anchorage fire and medical crews were initially called to the field at about 6:40 p.m. in response to the crash, which occurred on Merrill Field’s north-south Runway 16. Initial reports indicated that two people were on board the aircraft, with personnel at the scene identifying the aircraft as a World War II-era T-6 Texan trainer prop plane.
APD spokesperson Anita Shell said Saturday night that police did not respond to the scene, because the Anchorage Fire Department and the National Transportation Safety Board were handling the incident.
"It's a non-issue for us," Shell said. "It looks like the pilot was landing and crashed."
The NTSB's Alaska chief, Clint Johnson, said an investigator was en route to the field Saturday night.
Channel 2's Blake Essig contributed information to this story.