The board says previous approaches focused on voluntary compliance have proven ineffective at addressing the unique hazards of flying in the area.
Update: Investigators call for mandatory inspections of popular Alaska bush plane
The NTSB says a key component appears to have failed before the Otter crash in Washington, and the agency is calling on regulators to require operators to inspect their planes before their next flights.
Planes in 2 fatal Alaska crashes had holes in their floats, NTSB reports
The information may shed new light on a crash near Skwentna that killed Anchorage pilot Janell Rude and a Fairbanks crash killed wilderness guide Jerald Stansel.
More than 200 planes could have the same problem that caused the Yute Commuter Service fire, investigators say
The wiring was installed as part of a federally funded experimental safety program in Alaska that began in the late 1990s.
Yute Commuter Service reports no injuries after landing plane on frozen lake near Pilot Station
The airline sent a second plane from Bethel to pick up the pilot, the passengers and their luggage from the lake.
NTSB: Yute commuter flight was ‘immediately engulfed in flames’ after passengers got out
According to the report, the pilot noticed that the plane’s emergency locator transmitter had turned on shortly after take-off, and he started to smell what he described as “an electrical burn smell.”
Aviation regulators announce recommendations, but no new rules, to reduce air crashes in Alaska
First on the list is adding to and improving the FAA’s network of weather stations to offer real-time data to pilots.
Damaged plane makes emergency landing in Fairbanks after big mid-air drop
A Wright Air Service Cessna Caravan was carrying a pilot and 8 passengers on a scheduled run to Huslia Monday afternoon when it experienced trouble.
NTSB: Pilot in last week’s fatal floatplane crash was in another accident in July
Investigators flew over the site on Sunday, but poor weather and low visibility hampered efforts to land until Wednesday, when the weather began to clear.
No one injured in Coffman Cove floatplane crash
The NTSB says the plane flipped on takeoff after hitting a buoy.