A search is underway for a missing plane. Palmer pilot Brendan Mattingly was last seen in at an airport in Soldotna on Saturday. Alaska State Troopers say Mattingly and his red, white and green Piper PA-19 Super Cub have not been seen since.
Searchers from the Troopers, the Alaska Air National Guard and several civil air patrol groups are looking for the plane in an area between Soldotna and an airport near Palmer where Mattingley was thought to be heading, but icy conditions and low ceiling have hampered the effort.
APTI Reporter-Producer Ellen Lockyer started her radio career in the late 1980s, after a stint at bush Alaska weekly newspapers, the Copper Valley Views and the Cordova Times. When the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Prince William Sound, Valdez Public Radio station KCHU needed a reporter, and Ellen picked up the microphone.
Since then, she has literally traveled the length of the state, from Attu to Eagle and from Barrow to Juneau, covering Alaska stories on the ground for the AK show, Alaska News Nightly, the Alaska Morning News and for Anchorage public radio station, KSKA
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