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Channel 2 NewsTwo Alaskans are among the four recipients of national awards this year from the Federal Aviation Administration and industry groups recognizing excellence in general aviation. FAA regional spokesperson Allen Kenitzer says Dean Eichholz of Soldotna...
Channel 2 NewsThe search for a small plane reported overdue to Takotna Monday reached a sad end Tuesday, with officials reporting that all three people on board -- a pilot, mother and daughter -- died in the crash. AST spokesperson Megan Peters identified the dead as...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers have identified the two men who were severely injured when a light aircraft crashed near a Sterling home Thursday afternoon. A Friday AST dispatch says responders had to extricate 34-year-old pilot Mark Kreuger of Sterling, and 44-...
Channel 2 NewsNone of the five people on board an air taxi flight that made a forced landing near Tuluksak Wednesday afternoon were injured, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. NTSB investigator Chris Shaver says the Yute Air Cessna 207 was en...
Channel 2 NewsSearch and rescue groups across Alaska are considering expanding their use of unmanned aerial vehicles, which have become increasingly common on the civilian market after their advent as military drones. In a state as large and filled with treacherous...
Channel 2 NewsA plane following an Iron Dog snowmachine team that crashed near Rainy Pass Sunday afternoon, severely injuring both men on board, had turned around after it took off according to the National Transportation Safety Board. Alaska State Troopers say Robert...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers have identified three people injured in a Kuspuk School District plane crash Tuesday near the Kalskag Airport. A Wednesday AST dispatch names the men in the Cessna 172’s crash, which troopers were notified of at 4:40 p.m., as...
Channel 2 NewsSouthcentral Alaska authorities didn’t have any immediate cause for a loud booming noise heard Thursday night and reported by Channel 2 viewers, but seemed to rule out sonic booms from aircraft in responses Friday. Reports of the sounds were posted...
Channel 2 NewsFour people were uninjured after a Yute Air flight suffered an engine failure and made an unpowered landing on a frozen lake near Bethel Sunday night, according to company officials and Alaska State Troopers. Dan Knesek, Yute Air’s director of...
Tags: Lakes and Ponds
Joan LowyA U.S. safety official says an industry forecast that nearly half a million new airline pilots will be needed worldwide over the next 20 years raises concern that airlines may hire lower caliber pilots as they struggle to fill slots. Boeing forecasts...
Tags: Global Expansion
Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers have identified an Anchorage pilot who was found dead in the wreckage of a crashed cargo plane near Skwentna Tuesday. Peter B. Iversen Sr., 62, was positively identified by troopers at the scene of the twin-propeller C-1A Trader&...
Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers have identified a Dillingham pilot who is presumed dead after witnesses saw his plane crash on Tikchik Lake Sunday afternoon. According to a Tuesday AST dispatch, 71-year-old Albert Newton “Newt” Ball’s 1944-...
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