Plane lands in Anchorage street

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- A 27-year-old pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a median of a major Anchorage street says his small plane did not have enough power to stay aloft.

The Anchorage Daily News ( ) says pilot Armon Tabrizi was not immediately sure where to land before deciding to put the Cessna 172RG Cutlass down in the middle of Boniface Parkway Tuesday afternoon.

None of the three on board the plane was injured, and no one on the ground was hurt.

The Cessna is owned by Land and Sea Aviation, a flight school based at the city's Merrill Field. The plane was on a routine maintenance flight.

The incident is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 239354241 -