Plane makes emergency landing in Mendenhall Wetlands

(Creative Commons photo by Neerav Bhatt)
(Creative Commons photo by Neerav Bhatt)

A Cessna aircraft made a hard landing Friday evening in the Mendenhall Wetlands State Game Refuge, east of the Juneau International Airport runway.

Capital City Fire/Rescue Assistant Chief Ed Quinto said the plane was coming into Juneau from Hoonah when it lost power and made a forced landing about 2,000 feet from the end of the airport runway.

All four people aboard walked away with no injuries.

Quinto said airport maintenance workers were sent to remove the aircraft from the wetlands.

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