Midair Collision Kills Four Near Trapper Creek

A mid-air crash Saturday between two single engine floatplanes in the Oilwell Road area south of Trapper Creek killed a family, whose plane crashed and burned. There were four people aboard, thought to be Corey and Hetty Carlson of Anchorage, and their two daughters Ella and Addie, ages three and five. The second plane was damaged but made it to Anchorage and was able to land on the airport runway. The pilot was identified as Kevin Earp, 56, a professional air carrier pilot from Eagle River.

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