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State uses herbicide to battle plant plaguing pilots

State uses herbicide to battle plant plaguing Lake Hood pilots

The Department of Natural Resources is working to contain an invasive plant that is growing beneath the surface of the world's busiest seaplane base.

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A final letter for her sister, before a pilot dies

The day before 45-year-old Fariah Peterson died her sister, Michelle Ramsey, got a letter from her.

Sister of pilot: 'She didn't die in vain'

A day after a pilot died in a plane crash on a Southeast Alaska hillside, two of four passengers are in Seattle receiving treatment for serious injuries.

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A helicopter that costs $300 a minute and a windy trail

Chugach Electric Association is replacing six miles of transmission lines from Powerline Pass to the Seward Highway near Indian as part of a $5.8 million project to update several miles of transmission lines that are more than 50 years old.

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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.

Budget proposal could ground some Alaska DPS aircraft

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