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Initial report released in fatal Alaska plane crash

May. 31, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot who crashed a commercial floatplane while landing at a southeast Alaska village had just five hours of floatplane experience when he began his company orientation in April, according to federal investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board on Friday released the...

Report: Pilot saw flash just before Alaska midair collision

May. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday. The two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of...

Alaska air carrier suspends operations after 2nd crash

May. 22, 2019 1:33 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska air carrier involved in two deadly floatplane crashes in a week has voluntarily suspended operations, federal officials said Tuesday. The halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place indefinitely, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The action comes...

The Latest: Official says plane cartwheeled in Alaska crash

May. 21, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on a second fatal Alaska floatplane crash in a week (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Witnesses told U.S. investigators that one of the two floats on a plane in a deadly commuter crash Monday dug into water during landing, causing the right wing to hit the water and then...