Unionized pilots at Alaska Airlines and recently acquired Virgin America pulled off a virtual barrel roll Wednesday to get management’s attention. The union complains that talks to combine both pilot groups under what they hope will be a more generous joint contract aren’t moving fast enough.
A Cessna 182E Skylane crashed Saturday afternoon near Mile 90 of the Parks Highway. Emergency crews responded about 4 p.m. to a crashed aircraft, including Alaska State Troopers and personnel from multiple EMS divisions in the Upper Valley.
The FBI and Fairbanks International Airport police are investigating two bomb threats called-in to the airport Wednesday night. The terminal was evacuated for a little more than an hour, but no bomb was found and no one was injured. Two Alaska Airlines flights were delayed.