Hope McKenney, KUCB - Unalaska
While the early findings establish some of the facts surrounding the Jan. 16 crash, the chief of the NTSB's Alaska Regional Office said it's too soon to pinpoint the cause.
Following a series of flight-canceling explosions, activity at Shishaldin Volcano has decreased over the past three weeks.
The state medical examiner has ruled hypothermia as the cause of death of Alexis Magalong, an 18-year-old high school senior who was found dead Saturday near Unalaska's Summer Bay.
The U.S. Coast Guard is taking precautionary measures with the 711-foot boat in light of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in China
When the Scandies Rose sunk west of Kodiak, he survived. Now he’s grappling with losing his crewmates.
Dean Gribble describes it as a "whirlwind" — everything that happened between 10 p.m. on Dec. 31, when the crew hit the mayday button, and 2 a.m. on New Year's Day, when he and Lawler were rescued by a U.S. Coast Guard swimmer.
An eruption at Shishaldin Volcano – located on Unimak Island about 23 miles southwest of the community of False Pass – intensified Sunday, generating an ash-rich volcanic plume that was drifting to the south-southeast.
The King Air Beechcraft aircraft went down about 100 feet northwest of the end of the Unalaska Airport runway with a LifeMed pilot, paramedic, and nurse on board. All three were rescued from a life raft and sustained no serious injuries.
"An unknown amount of Jet A fuel has been released at this time," the DEC said in a written statement.
All three passengers on board have been evacuated
Unrest At Shishaldin Volcano increases, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet, triggering aviation warnings
The volcano - 58 miles southwest of Cold Bay – began erupting again Tuesday morning, sending an ash cloud 27,000 feet.
No other signs of unrest were observed over the weekend. The alert level remains at "watch."
Ethan Tucker, 21, is charged with the January 2019 death of 19-year-old Seaman Ethan Kelch.
Rescuers describe deteriorating conditions as they responded to crab boat sinking off Alaska Peninsula
UNALASKA -- The U.S. Coast Guard suspended its search on Wednesday evening for five people feared lost after their 130-foot fishing boat sank on New Year's Eve near Sutwik Island, off the Alaska Peninsula.
The proposed project would bring fiber optic cable from Kodiak to Unalaska, spanning approximately 428 miles.
Ravn and Alaska Airlines had been planning to hold a public meeting on the island in early December amid intense community criticism over their handling of air service in the wake of October's fatal plane crash.
In a statement on Monday, Ravn officials said the new schedule includes as many as 17 flights per week, with as many as seven flights per day for the "upcoming peak travel period" during the holidays and busy winter fishing season.
The Unalaska City School District is still experiencing fallout from a fatal plane crash in November.
Alaska Airlines cancels Unalaska reservations through May 2020; existing tickets to be rebooked with Ravn
The decision follows a fatal plane crash in Unalaska on Oct. 17 and a roughly month-long suspension of regular air service,
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