Tag: 2019 PenAir Crash

NTSB: Pilot inexperience and unfavorable winds factored into fatal PenAir crash in Unalaska

The flight that crashed at the Dutch Harbor airport last month, killing a passenger, landed amid unfavorable but shifting winds, according to an initial federal report released Friday. And it was captained by a pilot with relatively little experience at the controls of Saab-2000 plane he was flying, the report said.

A month after PenAir crash, Unalaska explores legal action against airlines over flight suspension

The City of Unalaska may consider legal action against the airlines involved in last month's fatal plane crash.

A month after PenAir crash, Ravn to resume Unalaska flights, but travel headaches continue with reservations, miles

While regular flights are set to resume in tentatively this week, Unalaskans still have a lot of unanswered questions about flying to and from Anchorage.

After the Unalaska plane crash upended their swim meet, locals volunteered and the high school team swam anyway

When Unalaska swimmers were unable to compete against Cordova as planned, classmates and other community members stepped up to the blocks instead.

Unalaska declares emergency over suspended air service; city plans to charter flights for community

The order allows the city to charter as many as three flights per week — and to resell the seats to the many community members looking to travel for work, vacation, medical appointments and more.

‘There’s no plan B’: As Unalaska flight delays continue, residents call for air service affordability, reliability

In the aftermath of October's fatal plane crash, Unalaskans held a community meeting to voice their concerns about the island's air travel situation.

With regular flights still suspended, Unalaska considers emergency declaration after crash

Unalaska is still recovering following a fatal plane crash on the island this month. But now the busy winter fishing season is approaching, and the community is trying to head off negative impacts to its economy, as well as ensure its safe and daily flight service.

With Ravn flights suspended, other airlines offer routes to and from Unalaska

With PenAir and Ravn's regular air service to Unalaska suspended until next month, Grant Aviation and Security Aviation are now offering additional flights off the island.

New planes will bring regular service back to Unalaska, Ravn says, but not until next month

In a statement Thursday, RavnAir Alaska said the company will fly Dash 8 planes to Unalaska, starting "sometime during the week of November 4th."

Six days after the PenAir crash, still without flight service, anxiety grows in Unalaska

A National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigator examines the crashed Saab 2000 plane in Unalaska on Saturday, Oct. 19. NTSB officials...

Former PenAir owners say Unalaska crash raises questions about new operator’s standards

Danny Seybert, left, and Orin Seybert pose for a photo Tuesday outside Danny's home in Anchorage. Orin founded PenAir in the...

Alaska News Nightly: Monday, Oct. 21, 2019

A passenger describes what it was like on board the plane that crash landed in Dutch Harbor yesterday, killing one person. Also: Corporate leaders express support for the effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on day two of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.

With flights expected to resume in Unalaska, shaken crash survivors contemplate getting back on a plane

Passenger flights, which have been mostly grounded, are expected to resume this week.

After PenAir crash, air travel tentatively expected to resume, Unalaska port returns to normal

A barge moves PenAir's Saab 2000 airplane that crashed in Unalaska on Thursday. The damaged plane was hoisted from the crash...

Alaska News Nightly: Friday, Oct. 18, 2019

A passenger describes what it was like on board the plane that crash landed in Dutch Harbor yesterday, killing one person. Also: Corporate leaders express support for the effort to recall Gov. Mike Dunleavy on day two of the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Fairbanks.

LISTEN: After plane goes off the Unalaska runway, passenger describes fatal crash, aftermath

Unalaska resident Patrick Lee was traveling home with his wife, daughter and granddaughter when the flight slid off the runway upon landing.

Passenger on Unalaska flight recounts crash landing: ‘He’s not going to stop — we’re going into the water’

Patrick Lee, 57, was on the plane returning home with his wife, daughter and granddaughter Thursday night. He said the approach was bumpy, though the pilot managed to get the plane on the ground.

PenAir Plane crashes in Unalaska; one person is dead, others critically injured

One passenger has died and another has been medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment after a PenAir airplane arriving from Anchorage went off the runway at Unalaska's airport on Thursday evening.

UPDATE: Critical injuries reported after plane goes off runway in Unalaska

Multiple people were transported from the scene by ambulance after a PenAir flight arriving from Anchorage went off the runway near Unalaska's airport on Thursday evening.