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Story Last modified at 12:33 p.m. on Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Four die in Saturday collision

An Eagle River pilot was involved in a midair collision that killed four people over the weekend.

According to Alaska State Troopers, Kevin Earp, 56, was flying his Cessna 206 float plane near Amber Lake when he collided with a Cessna 180, which crashed to the ground. All four occupants of the downed plane died in the accident.

Troopers say Earp's plane was able to continue flying to Anchorage, where it made an emergency landing at Ted Stevens International Airport. He was uninjured in he accident.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

This article published in The Alaska Star on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.