Across the country, flight attendants and airport workers are responding a hailstorm of workplace issues related to pay and staffing levels.
The Cessna 180A was fully submerged in Whiskey Lake when first responders arrived on Sunday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers said.
A pilot just hired by Yute Commuter Service departed in weather below the company’s operating procedures because limitations were not communicated between managers, said the final report from the National Transportation Safety Board.
The Federal Aviation Administration refused to grant an exemption to safety rules with potentially far-reaching implications.
The commission issued a “reasonable cause finding” of discrimination against the airline over the enforcement of its uniform policy in which flight attendants are forced to conform to a rigid set of gendered dress and grooming standards.
The pilot, who died in the crash, was involved in a different incident a month earlier, federal investigators say.
The 57-year-old pilot and his 12-year-old passenger were treated at an Anchorage hospital for minor injuries, according to the Alaska State Troopers.
The crash involved a hangar, according to Clint Johnson, Alaska chief for the National Transportation Safety Board.
It wasn’t clear if the plane crashed Wednesday or Thursday because no emergency signal was activated, an NTSB official said.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle, alleges Holland America knew of the dangers because passengers on previous trips had died in similar crashes.
A de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver crashed just before 9:20 a.m Tuesday morning, July 26, 2022 as it was taking off from Lake Hood.
Two people were seriously injured in the crash and the others had minor injuries, an official with the National Transportation Safety Board said.
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Witnesses said the helicopter piloted by Douglas Ritchie, 56, of Wasilla, had a normal liftoff from the airport in Clear before crashing last month, according to a preliminary NTSB report.
Andy Andersen left Valdez for Sutton on Monday afternoon. Friends and family had hoped he was waiting out bad weather.
Bad weather was limiting the search for the Aeronca Champion piloted by Sutton resident Andy Andersen.
One person was aboard the single-engine Aeronca Champion when it took off Monday evening for Sutton, authorities say.
The pilot was working on the Clear Fire near Anderson Sunday evening when the crash occurred.
Troopers said they coordinated with the village of Kokhanok and area lodges to mount a response, and passengers were brought out of the lake, loaded into skiffs and taken to a nearby clinic.
The cause remains under NTSB investigation.
The Cessna 150 was returning to Merrill Field on Monday night but instead landed on East Fourth Avenue, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
The survivors swam to Douglas Island after their plane crashed 100 feet from shore.
Passengers with bookings on June 1 had been dreading a repeat of the chaos on April 1 and again on May 1.