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Small Plane Crashes near Fairbanks, Alaska; Two Killed

Tuesday, May 30, 2017
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near Fairbanks, Alaska, on May 27th. The single-engine plane was carrying two people when it went down approximately 50 miles east of Fairbanks. Both occupants of the plane were killed in the accident. They were identified as Sam Richard Brice, 81, of Fairbanks, and Howard A. “Buzz” Otis, 63, of... »

Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Friday, April 21, 2017
By George Hatcher
Alaska Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing due to Loss of Cabin Pressure

Alaska Airlines flight AS-176 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Ketchikan, Alaska, on April 18th. The Boeing 737-900 plane en-route from Juneau, Alaska, to Seattle, Washington, was diverted due to loss of cabin pressure. The plane landed uneventfully. Everyone aboard remained safe. Download article as PDF »

Delta Airlines Flight Diverts to Cold Bay due to Engine Issue

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Flight Diverts to Cold Bay due to Engine Issue

Delta Airlines flight DL-68 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska, on January 14th. The Boeing 767-300 plane heading from Narita International Airport, Japan, to Portland, Oregon, was diverted after the crew needed to shut down one of the engines. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 210 passengers and... »

Pilot Killed after Small Plane Crashes in Alaska

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane crashed near the town of Butte in Alaska, on October 29th. Authorities said the Cessna 172 plane crashed into a Knik River gravel bar. The pilot, who was the only one aboard, was killed in the crash. He was identified as 25-year-old Ray Justen. According to Alaska National Transportation Safety Board... »

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Alaska

Monday, October 31, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small plane made an emergency landing on train tracks in South Anchorage, Alaska, on October 30th. The pilot of the Cessna 185 plane said he was forced to make an emergency landing after the engine stopped working shortly after taking off from Flying Crown Airport, Anchorage. The pilot and his only passenger remained... »

American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cold Bay

Thursday, October 13, 2016
By George Hatcher
American Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Cold Bay

American Airlines flight AA-288 made an emergency landing in Cold Bay, Alaska, on October 12th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Shanghai, China, to Chicago, Illinois, was diverted after the crew received indication of a possible mechanical issue. The plane landed safely. All 100 passengers and 14 crew members remained unhurt. Download article as... »

Single-Engine Plane Crashes in Alaska; Pilot Injured

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A single-engine plane crashed shortly after taking off from an airstrip near Caribou Street and Bogard Road in Wasilla, Alaska, on the morning of September 16th. According to sources, the plane had encountered some mechanical issues that resulted in the crash. The pilot was taken to hospital with serious injuries. The crash remains under... »

Small Plane Crashes in Alaska; Pilot and His Dog Killed

Monday, September 12, 2016
By George Hatcher

A small homemade plane clipped some trees and crashed in a street on the Anchorage Hillside, Alaska, on September 10th. There was only the pilot and his dog aboard. Both of them lost their lives in the crash. The cause of the crash remains under investigation. Download article as PDF »

Float Plane Pilot Rescued after it Crashes in Alaska

Saturday, August 20, 2016
By George Hatcher

A float plane crashed near Ketchikan on the shoreline of a lake in Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, on August 15th. According to sources the plane wreckage was located on the Island, after which the pilot was rescued by the MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter. One person aboard was taken to hospital with minor injuries. Download... »

Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Alaska after Turbulence

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
By George Hatcher
Delta Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Alaska after Turbulence

Delta Airlines flight DL-1780 made a safe emergency landing at Fairbanks International Airport, Alaska, on June 27th. The Boeing 737-800, flying from Seattle, Washington, was about to land when it encountered turbulence. The plane landed safely. One of the flight attendants sustained injuries. Download article as PDF »

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