By Tim Rockey

CHICKALOON, Alaska (KTUU) – Alaska State Troopers are currently responding to a plane that was reported to have gone into the Matanuska River near Chickaloon.

At approximately 1 p.m. Thursday, Alaska’s News Source received reports that a plane had crashed into the Matanuska River along the Glenn Highway. Alaska State Troopers on the scene reported that one person died in the crash.

Additionally, National Transportation Safety Board Alaska Chief Clint Johnson confirmed that an investigator from NTSB is headed to the scene of the crash.

The small plane is currently sitting upside down in the river.