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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
Operating primarily in rural Alaska,​ Hageland Aviation, a division of Ravn Alaska, is the largest scheduled Part 135 passenger carrier in the United States. After a series of accidents and incidents, it faces the fallout from several investigations.Colleen Mondor
Members of the FAA's Surveillance and Broadcast Services program would like to know how 20 Automated Weather Observing Systems are serving the public.Colleen Mondor

A close encounter between a float plane and a whale was caught on video in the Southeast Alaska community of Angoon last week.

Laurel Andrews
Linked to companies originally established in the mid-century by Harmon Helmericks, Colville Aviation is the newest member of the family's North Slope business.Colleen Mondor
The elevator cables were misrigged in the PA-12, which may have resulted in the airplane climbing steeply before it 'pivoted' down toward the ground, as described by an eyewitness. The pilot was killed in the crash.Colleen Mondor
Construction is underway at several airports in the state's northern region, while more projects are in the planning stages.Colleen Mondor

An ongoing series of short films about the Southeast Alaska community of Ketchikan tells the stories of the region's peoples and cultures, from Alaska Native communities to the Bush pilots crucial to connecting Ketchikan to the rest of the world.

Tara Young


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