Pilot reportedly crashed his plane near the McArthur River, AST says

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say a plane crashed while taking off near the Mcarthur River, on the west side of Cook Inlet.

AST says 65-year-old Michael Eugene Beckwith called reporting he had crashed his plane, a Stinson 108-3.

Troopers say this happened around 7:16 pm Wednesday night.

Both Beckwith and his passenger were hurt.

A helicopter from the Rescue Coordination Center with the Alaska Air National Guard was mobilized and took the two injured and transported them to the hospital in Anchorage.

The exact extent of the injuries and the cause of the crash are not known at this time.

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