by Christine Kim
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- The investigation continued Wednesday of an aircraft that hit a vacant auto center, killing a 4-year-old boy and leaving four others injured.
The crash occurred Tuesday night at 7th Avenue and Ingra Boulevard around 5:00 p.m.
According to the National Transportation Safety Board, witness accounts show that the Cessna aircraft had trouble from the start.
After it departed off of Runway 25 at Merrill Field, witnesses on the streets claim they could hear that something was wrong.
Witness accounts state the plane was unstable and flying nose-up. It clipped the east side of the Ingra House roof, and then crashed into the vacant auto center.
"That's when we knew that it was bad and saw it fly into the power lines here that building and we all grabbed fire extinguishers ran over and tried to assist them," said Brian Caton, one of the first on the scene to help victims.