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.
A collection of investigative materials from the National Transportation Safety Board sheds some light on a July 2013 plane crash that killed 10 people in Soldotna, including that the flight may have been overloaded and off-center when it tried to take off before crashing.Lisa Demer
An Alaska Air National Guard HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter staffed by a team from the 212th Rescue Squadron from JBER searched for the plane and found the three occupants 1.2 miles from the crash site. Michelle Theriault Boots
The National Transportation Safety Board said the airplane crash on June 28, 2013, which left three people dead, was caused by the pilot's flight, under visual rules, into weather conditions requiring instrument flight.Laurel Andrews
The pilot in a fatal plane crash at Big Lake Airport Sunday was seen leaving an Anchorage bar about an hour beforehand, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. But investigators won't know whether alcohol was a factor until test results come back. Zaz Hollander