The planes are headed to the Fairbanks area to fight fires. They were supposed to leave on Sunday but were weathered in for an extra day.
On Tuesday, the City and Borough of Juneau announced that masks will no longer be required on public transportation like city buses or at Juneau International Airport.
Similar pickets were planned at airports in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
According to the NTSB’s two-page preliminary report released Tuesday, the plane veered sharply to the right while accelerating down the runway.
Airlift Northwest’s newest aircraft replaces a slightly smaller Lear Jet 31.
Alaska State Troopers said in an online report that the five passengers “were not following flight attendant instructions related to mask use and were using foul language during the flight.”
The stranded eagle was euthanized after it was determined that it had been starving and its injuries prevented it from hunting or catching food.
The new changes don’t mean the city is lifting all the requirements, but they are meant to be encouraging for COVID-conscious travelers.
SEARHC began offering weekend testing clinics in July thanks to a grant from Indian Health Services. Now, that funding has run out.
Results have been taking four to five days on average to get back from the state lab. Results from the new lab are expected to take two to four days.