Yute Commuter Services sent all of its planes to St. Mary’s to evacuate residents, and about 60 people arrived in Bethel on Thursday night.
Only about 6% of professional American pilots are women.
Bethel resident Aggie Gregory has been trying to keep stranded passengers fed since early December.
Community members across Bethel have been stepping in to help the stranded travelers by donating food and household items.
Alaska’s share of fatalities in such crashes has increased from 26% in the early 2000s to 42% since 2016.
Chevak Vice Mayor Ulrich Ulroan said that there were strong crosswinds at the time of takeoff.
David Aqvang Evon’s family couldn’t attend his burial because of travel restrictions but they, and other people in the community, found different ways to honor his memory.
The closure of the Cold Bay airport is the first of its kind during the pandemic, according to the Alaska Department of Transportation.
A cat that somehow shipped itself to Alaska has been ‘a little grumpy’ since returning to Washington.
The Alaska Department of Transportation will only fund one airport between Newtok and Mertarvik, although both villages have over 100 residents.