There were six people on board: five passengers and a pilot. The airline said no one was injured.
In a recently released report, the FAA recommended safety measures to address Alaska’s high share of aircraft accidents. The report, which contains few new initiatives or calls for funding, falls short of what’s needed, according to experts.
Wrangell mandates testing for unvaccinated people arriving in the community, but there is no COVID testing at the airport.
Internal emails — some of them completely redacted — show officials were surprised and frustrated with the expense of keeping the ship.
First on the list is adding to and improving the FAA’s network of weather stations to offer real-time data to pilots.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks has moved the “Into the Wild” bus to a UAF engineering building lab for repairs.
Airlift Northwest’s newest aircraft replaces a slightly smaller Lear Jet 31.
A melt-caused landslide is accelerating, prompting action to maintain the route used to transport thousands of visitors through the park every summer.
Alaska’s share of fatalities in such crashes has increased from 26% in the early 2000s to 42% since 2016.
Zara Rutherford, 19, is attempting to be the youngest woman to fly solo around the world. She hopes to show other girls and young women they can fly, too. And, to inspire them to get into science, technology, engineering, and math fields.