Pilot injured in Alaska crash

SLEETMUTE, Alaska — A Sleetmute pilot was injured in crash during a test flight.

Alaska State Troopers say 64-year-old Henry Hill at about 11 a.m. Thursday was conducting a maintenance test flight of a Cessna 206.

The airplane crashed just south of the Sleetmute Airport runway in a heavily wooded area.

Troopers say the airplane was demolished.

Hill hiked to Sleetmute and took a commercial flight to Anchorage. He was treated and released for chest pains and a bloody nose at a hospital.

Sleetmute is a southwest Alaska community of 84 on the Kuskokwim River. It’s 66 miles northeast of Bethel and 243 miles west of Anchorage.

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