Plane crash kills pilot in Anchorage

One man is dead after his float plane crashed Saturday into a residential neighborhood on Anchorage’s Hillside.

Anchorage police have identified the deceased as 75-year-old James Hefty. He was the only person onboard.

Emergency crews responded to the crash site around 4:30 Saturday afternoon on Crooked Tree Drive. The cause of the crash is currently unknown, and the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating.

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