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Details are emerging about the pilot killed early Tuesday morning when a small plane he did not have permission to fly struck office buildings in Downtown Anchorage. The buildings house law offices, including a firm that employs the pilot's wife, and government workers.
Arroyo said she saw three police cars and an ambulance outside Demarest’s home last night.
Anchorage police would only say that medics and police responded to a home on the same block just after 10 p.m. Monday. No one was transported and no crime was committed, according to a police spokeswoman.
Hours later, Doug Demarest took the Civil Air Patrol plane from Merrill Field without authorization, according to a national spokeswoman for the organization.
Gov. Bill Walker, who arrived at the crash site shortly after 7 a.m., said he’s not surprised that the FBI is involved.
“In this day and age, when a plane flies into a building,” it’s not uncommon that the FBI would investigate to rule out all possibilities, Walker said.
The single-engine plane piloted by Demarest -- a Cessna 172S -- struck the Brady building on 4th Avenue and L Street at 6:18 a.m., according to Johnson. Pieces of the plane also struck the Carr Gottstein (Whale) Building at 310 K Street, causing some damage to both structures. The buildings houses employees from the Alaska Department of Law and Department of Corrections. No one on the ground was injured.