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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
All four people aboard a plane were critically injured when it crashed near Atigun Pass in northern Alaska on Sunday afternoon, according to Alaska State Troopers.Michelle Theriault Boots
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
The National Transportation Safety Board determined a "ambiguous" exchange with Anchorage air traffic control was a factor in the 2013 crash of Alaska Central Express flight 51.Colleen Mondor
Airspace users should be aware that GPS signals could be unreliable or unavailable in Interior Alaska as a result of tests being conducted over the next couple of weeks.Colleen Mondor
Alaska State Troopers reported that a plane crashed early Sunday near the Big Lake airport, killing 50-year-old Anchorage attorney and pilot Christopher Cyphers and sending his passenger to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.Alaska Dispatch News

Years in the making, Southeast Alaska airport edges closer to reality

July 28, 2014 - 7:59pm -- benanderson
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For more than a decade, the community of Angoon in Southeast Alaska has hoped for a land-based airport to accommodate travel needs. A project is slowly chugging along, but state officials estimate it could still be 20 years from completion.

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