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Families of Soldotna crash victims file lawsuit against flight company

The weekend after July 4, 2013, two Greenville, S.C., families visiting Alaska for a 10-day vacation died in a plane crash a moment after takeoff from Soldotna. A lawsuit filed earlier this week claims the nine passengers died because of negligent actions by the company that operated the flight.

Small plane skids off runway while landing in Anchorage

A small plane airport at the edge of Downtown Anchorage is closed while emergency crews respond to an airplane crash.

Recovery efforts readied for 9 dead in plane crash near Ketchikan

Alaska State Troopers identify pilot, passengers of Ketchikan crash

A day after a small float plane carrying cruise ship passengers crashed near Ketchikan, killing all nine on board, recovery efforts are hampered by weather and the remote location of the crash.

Invasive species worries Lake Hood aviators, environmental officials

An invasive species living under the placid waters of Lake Hood, the seaplane base for Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport, is causing a big problem for small plane pilots.

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Budget proposal could ground some Alaska DPS aircraft

A budget proposal could wind up grounding two Alaska Department of Public Safety search-and-rescue helicopters, and a plane capable of prisoner and personnel transports.

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Groundwork set for commercial drone flights

The Federal Aviation Administration has proposed a new set of rules for the commercial use of Unmanned Aerial Systems, also known as drones.

Alaska pilots check their skills before taking on winter skies

The Alaskan Aviation Fall Safety Seminar offered a refresher course in Anchorage this weekend to pilots preparing themselves for winter flying.

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Aviation officials taking action to improve flight safety

In the past two years Alaska has experienced 29 fatal and serious injury aviation accidents.

Budget proposal could ground some Alaska DPS aircraft

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