ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) _ A flight instructor and student died Sunday in a small-plane crash near an airport north of Anchorage, officials said.
The single-engine plane, a Cessna 177, departed Sunday from Anchorage, 45 miles south of Wasilla, where it crashed. The plane was not required to file a flight plan, FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said.
The National Weather Service reported calm winds and cloudy skies with a visibility of 10 miles.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate, Gregor said.
In New York state, a small plane went down in a wooded area near Wallkill, killing two people, FAA spokeswoman Holly Baker said.
The Vans RV4, which Baker described as ``an experimental home-built type aircraft,'' was destroyed. The cause was not immediately known.
Wallkill is about 60 miles north of New York City.