The daily flights will depart Sitka at 1 p.m., touching down in Petersburg and Wrangell before returning to Sitka by 3 p.m.
According to the NTSB’s two-page preliminary report released Tuesday, the plane veered sharply to the right while accelerating down the runway.
The new carrier won’t be flying to and from Unalaska until next March.
Alaska Seaplanes spokesperson Andy Kline said no one was inside of the plane and there was no damage to it. Kline said the plane was checked out and is operational.
There were six people on board: five passengers and a pilot. The airline said no one was injured.
The new carrier, branded Aleutian Airways, is a partnership between Juneau-based Alaska Seaplanes, Florida-based Sterling Airways and two venture capital firms.
Juneau’s airport recently approved $1.15 million in rent abatement for the next fiscal year. Meanwhile, tenants are getting creative and hoping for a better summer than 2020.
Other companies have tried the daily connection between Petersburg and Juneau but haven’t seen enough passenger demand.
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