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NTSB releases documents in fatal Alaska crash investigation

ANCHORAGE - An Alaska commuter airline routinely failed to follow its own risk assessment plan in the days leading up to a crash that killed four people outside the village...
NTSB recommends safety audit of Alaskan aviation

...recommendations within 90 days, Kenitzer said. Hageland, now doing business as Ravn Connect, is Alaska's largest commuter airline and one of the nation's biggest. It operates 58 airplanes with 1,200 weekly flights. The two fatal crashes...
Suspect's interview played in Kodiak murder trial and was delayed returning home the morning of the murders because he spent 20 minutes in a bathroom of a commuter airline.Wells made no mention of using an airport bathroom to the FBI and told Overlander he checked his tire at a hotel...
Prosecutors to open Coast Guard shooting trial

...Wells' home, at 7:22 a.m.When Wells claimed to have been checking his tire and spending time in a bathroom at commuter airline Servant Air, prosecutors contend he stopped at the airport, switched into his wife's blue Honda CRV, drove to...
Jury convicts Alaska man in Coast Guard killings

...following gall bladder surgery and was delayed the morning of the murders because he spent 20 minutes in a bathroom of a commuter airline.Wells made no mention of using an airport bathroom to the FBI.Curtner and defense attorney Peter Offenbecher...
Public health nurse pursues new healthy endeavors

...own right, she said she wasn't allowed to fly herself in and out of the villages, and had to travel on a local commuter airline. Villagers often proved eager for medical knowledge, Fenske noted. "People are generally very interested and...
Crashed aircraft safe, reliable if pilots follow procedures

...investigations of 12 nonfatal accidents in Alaska, but none since 1998. The Cessna 208 Caravan -- a work horse among commuter airlines -- has been sold since 1984. It is considered a safe, dependable aircraft, if safety guidelines are followed...
'Free' rides come with steep price

...transferred funds for up to six weeks, PLUS 15,000 air miles good toward any travel destination on Harvey Frizbough Commuter Airline and Crop Dusting Service." (Just as an aside, watch those transferred funds. They have a tendency to wander...
Safer skies? Reader says he has better idea

...officials claimed that passengers aboard the Delta flight ?... were in no danger at any time.? The man was a commuter airline employee who was in league with a fellow worker in a guns-and-drugs smuggling scheme. Both used their credentials...
New airline scheduled startup in Ketchikan

...Pacific Airways is the second company to enter the Ketchikan market in the two months since the area's largest commuter airline, Taquan Air, announced it was closing. Haines-based LAB began scheduled flights between Ketchikan and Klawock...


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