November 13, 1992 |
A National Guard plane carrying eight people to the Juneau airport crashed into a mountain range Thursday, the Coast Guard reported. Officials said there were no survivors. The wreckage of the C-12F twin-engine Beechcraft was found at the 2,600-foot elevation on the Chilkat Peninsula, Petty Officer Erik Lott said. A Coast Guard helicopter spotted the wreckage in the Chilkat Range about 30 miles west of Juneau and seven miles southeast of Excursion Inlet.
July 20, 1989 |
Eight people, including his family, a Soviet pen pal, a reporter and members of a film crew recording Tony Aliengena's Friendship Flight '89, were aboard his Cessna Centurion when it crashed Tuesday on the runway in Golovin, Alaska: -Tony, 11. -Gary Aliengena, 39, a certified pilot who owns the plane and was at the controls. -Susan Aliengena, 39, Tony's mother, who has been in charge of such logistical details as obtaining the visas for all the Americans on the trip.
September 6, 1988 |
A small plane plunged into water in southeast Alaska, and there were no known survivors among the four people aboard, Coast Guard officials said after a cutter found the plane early Monday. The single-engine Cessna, which had been en route from Petersburg to Wrangell on Sunday, was found upside down in 12 feet of water near the east shore of Mitkof Island, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
November 27, 1987
Disputing a witness' account, investigators said that the landing gear appears to have been down on a commuter plane that crashed short of a runway in Homer, Alaska, killing 18 people and injuring three. The Ryan Air twin-engine turboprop smashed through an airport fence and belly-flopped onto snow-covered ground as it tried to land last Monday. Jon Kleine, who was driving near the airport, had said the plane tilted severely during its approach and did not have its landing gear extended.
December 10, 1987 |
A commuter plane with five people aboard crashed in the snow 200 feet short of a runway Wednesday at Anchorage International Airport, seriously injuring the pilot, the Federal Aviation Administration said. Three passengers had minor injuries. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the Cessna 402 commuter plane arriving from Valdez was owned by Wilbur's Flight Service. There was no fire but the aircraft received "substantial damage," he said.
July 8, 1995 |
An airplane taking cruise-ship passengers on a sightseeing tour crashed Friday into the side of a mountain, killing the pilot and all five tourists. Wreckage from the single-engine Piper Cherokee was strewn down the mountainside after the 3 p.m. crash near Pyramid Harbor, about 80 miles northwest of Juneau. The plane, owned by the LAB Flying Service, was giving a sightseeing tour to passengers from the cruise ship Sea Spirit. The cause of the crash was not known.