Troopers ID Pilot Killed Near Skwentna

Alaska State Troopers have identified the pilot of a downed cargo plane that crashed en route to a McGrath area mine on Monday.  The deceased pilot is Peter B. Iversen, Senior, 62 of Anchorage. Iverson was flying the cargo plane from Wasilla to Nixon Forks Mine near McGrath when the plane crashed.

Meanwhile, the search continues for another pilot who is still missing, Brendan Mattingley of Palmer. Mattingley and his plane, a Piper Super Cub, were last seen in Soldotna on Saturday.

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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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