Pilot in Fatal 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Convicted of Obstruction

Pilot in Fatal 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Convicted of Obstruction

It was announced by Department of Justice Attorney Bryan Schroder on Wednesday that the pilot involved in the fatal August 24th, 2014 Atigun Pass crash was convicted by a trial jury on charges of Obstruction for lying to federal investigators looking into the cause of the crash. 62-year-old Forest Kirst, owner of Kirst Aviation crashed […]

Taquan Air Suspends Operations Indefinitely after Monday Metlakatla Crash

Taquan Air Suspends Operations Indefinitely after Monday Metlakatla Crash

  The Ketchikan-based airline/charter service Taquan Air announced the voluntary suspension of operations in the aftermath of a second fatal crash in a span of one week. “Our priority has been our passengers and their families and our internal staff and pilots. We have voluntarily suspended all of our operations until further notice,” the air […]

UPDATE: Five Dead, One Missing in Southeast Flight-Seeing Midair Collision

UPDATE: Five Dead, One Missing in Southeast Flight-Seeing Midair Collision

  Five people are reported dead and one other missing following a mid-air collision of two aircraft carrying sight-seers near Ketchikan on Monday. Ten of 11 persons aboard a de Havilland Otter DHC-3 were transported to the Ketchikan hospital after that aircraft and a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver impacted over George Inlet after a […]

RCC Rescues Two from Willow Plane Crash

RCC Rescues Two from Willow Plane Crash

A pilot and his trainer crashed west of the Willow Airport on Saturday and were rescued by the Rescue Coordination Center and taken to a local for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries troopers reported. According to the report, 20-year-old Robin C Spaulding and 29-year-old John P Cabaud were practicing night flight operations when their aircraft crashed. Cabaud […]

One Pilot Perishes in Cook Inlet Mid-Air Collision, One Pilot Survives after Landing Damaged Cessna

One Pilot Perishes in Cook Inlet Mid-Air Collision, One Pilot Survives after Landing Damaged Cessna

The NTSB has been notified and is conducting an investigation into the fatal mid-air collision above Cook Inlet just after noon on Wednesday. Alaska State Troopers were notified of a mid-air collision that took place at 12:13 pm on Wednesday afternoon. As the investigation into the aerial incident progressed, troopers would find that one pilot, […]

Fairbanks Pilot Indicted for Obstruction in 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Investigation

Fairbanks Pilot Indicted for Obstruction in 2014 Atigun Pass Crash Investigation

A Fairbanks Pilot was indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage on two charges of Obstruction before the National Transportation Board and piloting an aircraft without a valid airman’s certificate, the US Department of Justice announced on Thursday. According to the DoJ press release, 60-year-old Forest M. Kirst’s indictment stems from an incident that […]