Aviation

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
Jose Vasquez was recognized by the U.S. Coast Guard on Thursday for helping save the other three passengers despite his own injuries in the Wings of Alaska crash near Juneau.Lisa Phu | KTOO News

When Cathay Pacific Flight 884 from Hong Kong to Los Angeles was forced to land at a remote air base in the Aleutians after smoke was detected onboard, one passenger captured the frightening ordeal on video.

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Jesse VanderZanden, who managed Fairbanks International Airport for 12 years, plans to resign on Aug. 3. Jeannette Lee Falsey
The plane, with 276 passengers and 18 crew members, was flown to Anchorage on Wednesday. Another plane flown in from Hong Kong took the passengers to Los Angeles early this morning.Rachel D'Oro | Associated Press
A commuter-plane crash that left one dead and four seriously injured this month occurred when the single-engine Cessna hit a large spruce tree at about 1,250 feet above sea level, according to a preliminary government report issued Thursday.  Erica Martinson
A Cathay Pacific Boeing 777 bound from Hong Kong to Los Angeles has departed from a U.S. air base in the Aleutian Islands, hours after the crew made an emergency landing because of smoke.Associated Press
The wreckage of a sightseeing plane that crashed near Ketchikan last month, killing all nine people onboard, has been recovered.Associated Press
A newly discovered infestation of the invasive water weed elodea in a busy Anchorage seaplane base has prompted a speedier than normal response, with eradication efforts to begin Friday.Yereth Rosen
The Super Cub lost power shortly after takeoff Monday as it was departing Shannon's Pond, a popular Dillingham float plane base.Dave Bendinger | KDLG News
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