Aviation

A United Airlines flight from Anchorage to Chicago made an emergency landing in Fargo, North Dakota after a woman experienced a medical emergency, local officials said. Few details were immediately available, but the plane was stranded in Fargo because its onboard medical oxygen supply was depleted treating the woman, said authorities.

Associated Press
The primary concern raised by attendees was the increasing cost of PenAir flights. A round-trip ticket from Dillingham to Anchorage ranges from $450 to $600, which some residents feel is prohibitively expensive.Hannah Colton | Bristol Bay Times
Alaska State Troopers say a pilot for has survived the crash of his small plane, a 1955 Cessna 180. near Glennallen. The crash was caused by mechanical failure, trooper said, and an investigation is underway. ociated Press
Witness descriptions of the Jan. 31 midair collision between two Super Cub airplanes south of Wasilla that left two pilots seriously injured were released Tuesday by the National Transportation Safety Board.Laurel Andrews
The new larger planes will have seats for 15 additional passengers and be able to be able to shave about 45 minutes of flying time off the Anchorage-to-Unalaska route.Jim Paulin
Airline flight was far less regulated back in the early days, which sometimes led to unexpected mishaps. Once, Ellen Wilson was the lone stewardess during a winter flight on a DC3 with leaky cargo doors. After serving the passengers and wrapping them in blankets to ward off frigid air blasting through the cabin, she took coffee to the crew.  David A. James
Witnesses have told an investigator that the Saturday midair collision near Wasilla involving two Super Cubs took place at about 1,000 feet off the ground. Both pilots survived the crashes, though authorities had no medical updates Monday.  Zaz Hollander
Two Alaska Airlines flights in Juneau were delayed when a pilot found a single bullet in a jetway at the airport.Jerzy Shedlock

Of all the ways in which Alaska's aviation and fishing industries have been associated over the years, the use of aircraft to spot fish for commercial fishing operators has by far been the most controversial.

Colleen Mondor
As more and more commercial fishermen turned to aircraft to spot fish and gain an edge on their competitors, the skies above Alaska's most popular fishing spots grew dangerous. Colleen Mondor