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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
The Atlanta-based airlines had previously flown seasonal routes to both cities from Seattle. It also plans to add seasonal flights to Ketchikan and Sitka.Associated Press
Local authorities say two friends were flying a recently purchased airplane to Alaska when it crashed Monday in central Wisconsin, killing the pilot's father.Associated Press
Alaska Airlines regular evening flight into Nome was diverted Thursday after the plane, en route from Kotzebue, diverted to avoid ash from the Russian Volcano Shiveluch. The plane flew on to Anchorage safely and regular flights are expected to resume today.Matthew F. Smith
Paperwork has started on a hotel that would connect to one of the commercial terminals at Stevens International Airport.Alaska Dispatch News
Ketchikan historian Dave Kiffer calls floatplane pilots the glue that holds Southeast Alaska together. "In this part of the state, you don't just drive to the next town," he said. "These folks face danger on every flight. If you take chances, they will eventually catch up with you."John M. Glionna
Investigators for the National Transportation Safety Board say the two-seat Piper was flying low to the ground before the crash, and witnesses said the plane's engine accelerated and revved just before it crashed into a hillside last month, killing the Alaska pilot and injuring a passenger.Associated Press
Through Christmas, Alaska saw 74 aircraft accidents that resulted in five fatalities, a marked change from 2013, when 35 people died in 94 crashes. But crediting the sharp drop to any one factor can be a tricky proposition.Colleen Mondor
With the addition of two new investigators to the Alaska office of the National Transportation Safety Board -- including the office's first-ever female investigator -- the agency is at its full complement in the state for the first time in more than two years.Colleen Mondor
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