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Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
Troy Hamon's book "14 Days to Alaska" will have any pilot reliving their early days of flying, from the uncertainty and shakiness to the occasional heart-pumping moment of terror.Colleen Mondor
The cause of the helicopter crash that killed Alaska State Troopers Helo-1 pilot Mel Nading and two others last year -- and how other pilots can avoid finding themselves in a similar situation -- will be among the topics of discussion at a safety seminar in Anchorage later this week.Colleen Mondor
The Alaskan Aviation Safety Foundation invites the public to attend its upcoming seminar on a common cause of aircraft accidents in the Last Frontier.Colleen Mondor
Lack of state oversight of aircraft operations is cited by the National Transportation Safety Board as one of the contributing causes to a deadly helicopter crash near Talkeetna in 2012. The crash killed an Alaska State Trooper civilian pilot, a trooper and a snowmobiler they were trying to rescue.Craig Medred
A Cessna 150 crash at Merrill Field in August 2013 was caused by loss of engine power due to fuel exhaustion during a go-around and a subsequent aerodynamic stall, according to the NTSB probable cause report released Thursday.Colleen Mondor
Albert Ball passed away earlier this year prior to being recognized as one of the latest members of the Alaska Aviation Legend program, but as an Alaska Bush pilot for decades, he was certainly worthy of the honor.Joy Journeay
Before Paul Shanahan had a plane, he used a team of Mackenzie River huskies and a wooden boat to get to and from his homestead at Susitna Station. By the time he was done flying, he had clocked more than 20,000 hours in the air.Joy Journeay
Contrary to a recent Washington Post report, flying in Alaska is not as simple as having a modern map loaded on a handheld GPS.Colleen Mondor

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