Seven Survive ‘Beaver’ Crash near Ketchikan

Seven Survive ‘Beaver’ Crash near Ketchikan

On Sunday afternoon, a DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver crashed into Big Goat Lake on take-off, it was reported in the trooper dispatch on Monday. The “Beaver,” flown by 30-year-old Matthew B. Perron, had taken six passengers, from a cruise line that was docked in Ketchikan. The flight had gone to the popular sight-seeing destination in the […]

Efforts to Retrieve Wreckage and Remains Continue in Perryville Crash

Efforts to Retrieve Wreckage and Remains Continue in Perryville Crash

AST reported on Wednesday, that “adverse weather conditions” had hampered efforts to retrieve the remains of Grant Aviation pilot, Gabriele Cianetti from the steep mountainside near Perryville, but would continue working with other agencies to accomplish that as quickly as possible. The Cessna 208B Caravan’s Emergency Locator Beacon was activated at 1:05 pm on Monday […]

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal March 5 Nome Crash

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Fatal March 5 Nome Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report in regards to the fatal March 5th crash of a wheel-equipped Cessna 172K 10 miles east of Nome on Monday. According to the report, 28-year-old Thomas Granger was flying the aircraft from Wasilla to Nome. He had departed Wasilla at 5:10 PM that day for the five-hour nighttime […]

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Former Rep. Mike Kelly’s Fatal Crash

NTSB Releases Preliminary Report on Former Rep. Mike Kelly’s Fatal Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board released the first of three reports on the December 7th Fort Wainwright crash that took the life of former State Representative Mike Kelly on Tuesday. According to the preliminary report, Kelly took off from the Chena Marina Airport at 10:26 am, in his ski-equipped Bellanca Citabria, with his intended destination […]

Four People Perish in Fiery Birchwood Plane Crash

Four People Perish in Fiery Birchwood Plane Crash

The bodies of four victims of a fiery plane crash that took place in the Birchwood/Chugiak area on Wednesday morning have been recovered and their identities released following next of kin notifications. Killed in the Cessna 172 crash that was reported just after 9 am this morning were the pilot, 64-year-old George Kobelnyk, his co-pilot, […]