The 57-year-old husband of Alaska U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola was the only person aboard the Piper Super Cub that went down northeast of the village of St. Mary’s on Sept. 12.
Along with Petr Kellner, one of Europe’s richest men, the 2021 crash in the Chugach Mountains near Palmer killed two well-known American guides, a French snowboarder and the Alaska-based pilot.
The float-equipped Cessna 185 lost engine power after becoming airborne and then flipped after the pilot made an emergency landing, according to the Alaska chief of the National Transportation Safety Board.
Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr., 57-year-old husband of Alaska’s U.S. Rep. Mary Peltola, died after the crash of a Piper Super Cub at a remote Southwestern Alaska moose hunting camp.
The pilot lost radio communication with air traffic control before the plane began rapidly descending and crashed into a snow-covered glacier in the national park in August, according to an NTSB preliminary report.
The video shows the F-16 trying to intercept a small plane that had entered closed airspace and continued toward Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson.
Eugene “Buzzy” Peltola Jr., former state regional director of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, died after the Tuesday evening crash of a plane he was piloting in Western Alaska northeast of St. Mary’s.
If a pilot enters a temporary flight restriction area and doesn’t follow radio instructions, they may soon be escorted by a NORAD F-16 fighter jet — as happened this week over Anchorage.
A Piper PA-18 Super Cub crashed in mountainous terrain near Gustavus on Sunday afternoon, according to the National Transportation Safety Board.
Federal officials won’t confirm the probable cause of the crash that killed 10 until its final report comes out, but released documents point to a part failure.
The helicopter, operated by Maritime Helicopters, crashed but the de Havilland Beaver with six passengers was able to fly back to a lodge in Katmai National Park, authorities say.
The National Park Service said it is now shifting from rescue to recovery efforts. The NTSB Alaska chief said survival was unlikely based on the crash’s remote location and rudimentary photos of the site.
Officials were waiting for weather conditions to improve so they could access the remote mountain site, positively identify the wreckage, and see if there were any survivors, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.
The Rescue Coordination Center launched an Alaska Air National Guard HC-130 Monday morning, but bad weather is limiting the search.
The park’s mountaineering rangers tried last week to access the wreckage, which contains the bodies of the pilot and passenger, but the steep terrain poses too much risk, the National Park Service said Monday.
The airline said contract negotiations resume this week.
Pilot Jason Tucker from Wasilla and passenger Nicolas Blace from Chugiak were on board the Piper PA-18 Super Cub when it crashed into a narrow ravine in Denali’s southwest preserve.
The wreckage was located Thursday in the park’s southwest preserve, the National Park Service said. The pilot of the Super Cub was shuttling hunters, according to federal investigators.
The helicopter’s tracking signal stopped more than nine hours before the July 20 flight was reported overdue, according to a new National Transportation Safety Board report.
The Seattle-area company said an “unprecedented surge in international demand” this summer pulled passengers away from its domestic routes, reducing fares.
The passengers were employees of Alaska’s Department of Natural Resources, working in the Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys.
A dive team working at the lake where the aircraft crashed has recovered the bodies of the four on board who died.
The helicopter, which crashed near Wainwright, was carrying three employees from the state Division of Geological and Geophysical Survey who had been conducting field work.