Aviation

Three men walked away unharmed from a plane crash northwest of Port Alsworth Tuesday after their aircraft ran out of fuel mid-flight. “We carefully gassed up for 90 miles,” said one passenger on the plane. “And we had 110 to go.”

Alaska Dispatch News
Grant Aviation, which once dominated the Western Alaska market, is gearing up for a comeback after a difficult spell.Lisa Demer
Urban Rahoi was back in a B-17 Friday, and while he would have much preferred to be at the controls of the Flying Fortress above the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the veteran Fairbanks flier settled for a place as a passenger in the “Arsenal of Democracy” tour marking the anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe during World War II.Dermot Cole
The Alaska Seaplane Tours plane was returning from a tour late Monday morning and struck something as it landed in Tongass Narrows. One float was punctured and took on water, but the pilot and four passengers escaped safely.Associated Press
Alaska Airlines Flight 76 was en route from Juneau to Seattle when problems arose with one of the plane's two electrical systems. The Boeing 737-400 touched down in Vancouver shortly before 5 p.m. local time on Sunday.Associated Press
Serious operational flaws within Hageland Aviation -- by far the biggest airline in Alaska in terms of flights -- and struggles within the Federal Aviation Administration contributed to a crash in 2013 near St. Mary’s that killed four people, documents released Thursday suggest.Lisa Demer
The Wasilla pilot killed in a Prince William Sound plane crash last week had hoped to descend below the clouds and land on an island before he went down, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report.Zaz Hollander
With the opening of a Flight Standards District Office in Mat-Su, the agency formally moves beyond the Alaska's three major cities.Colleen Mondor
A floatplane nosed over into Campbell Lake on Friday afternoon but no one was injured, said an Anchorage Fire Department official.Alaska Dispatch News
This week in the arts: from cabaret to wooden bowls to pilots of yoreMike Dunham