Courtesy photo / DOT&PF On the evening on Sept. 3, a fixed wing, single-engine aircraft went off of the west side of Girdwood Airport’s runway. No injuries were reported, and it is unknown if there were passengers. Glacier City Gazette (GCG) verified the accident with a business near the runway. GCG then contacted Dept. of Transportation & Public Facilities to request permission to cross the runway to quickly photograph the plane, which was denied because the runway is active. The afternoon contact was apparently the first time two DOT departments had heard of the incident. According to the FAA Registry, the plane’s N-Number is N6672L, and Eugene N. Bjornstad is listed as the Trustee in Girdwood. No other owner names are listed. As of press time, six days after the accident, the pilot’s identity and cause of the crash remain undisclosed.
Courtesy photo / DOT&PF A helicopter was needed to lift the crashed plane to place in a trailer to move it away from the west side of Girdwood Airport’s runway.