Updated: The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash of a single-engine airplane just after takeoff Thursday afternoon at a private airstrip in North Pole.
Alaska State Troopers say the pilot and three passengers, who are all North Pole residents, were transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital. Troopers later identified the pilot – 63-year-old Evan Wheeler; and the 59-year-old passenger, Sherlyin Wheeler. Both were transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, along with two children, ages 10 and 7.
A Fairbanks Memorial Hospital spokesperson said this morning that all four had been discharged.