ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A preliminary report says the surviving pilot of a fatal midair collision in Alaska made an emergency landing as her plane's stall warning sounded.
The National Transportation Safety Board says Kristen Sprague thought her Cessna 207 would crash after the aircraft's right wing was struck by a Cessna 208 Caravan flown by her 24-year-old boyfriend, Scott Veal, of Kenai.
Veal was killed when the collision severed the vertical stabilizer and rudder on the Caravan's tail, sending the plane into a nosedive into the tundra nine miles north of the western Alaska village of Nightmute.
The 26-year-old Sprague was not injured in the Sept. 2 crash. There were no others onboard either of the planes.
It's the third midair collision in Alaska since July.
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