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October 2015 Archives

NTSB publishes recommendations in report after Alaska plane crash

Alaska has been the site of numerous plane crashes in recent years. The National Transportation Safety Board published its conclusive report on one plane crash that occurred in 2013. The crash killed all 10 people who were on board the aircraft..

Witnesses observe car accident on Alaska highway

There can be several explanations for a car accident. Some accidents may happen because of mechanical trouble with the car, some because of driver distractions, such as cell phones or young children in the car, or some happen because of driver impairment from drugs or alcohol. A recent car accident on an Alaska highway involved two vehicles and injury to one of the drivers.

Alaska pilot killed in plane crash

Plane crashes in Alaska occur far too frequently, often leaving surviving family members mourning a loss. Sadly, a young pilot did not survive a recent crash involving a Cessna 150 in Matanuska-Susitna Borough. His death is the 22nd plane crash in the state this year.

Alaska man killed in pedestrian accident

A pedestrian accident can happen at any time, but after sunset, the chances increase. Even in areas where pedestrian traffic is common, some drivers still fail to notice pedestrians in or near they roadway after dark. After a recent pedestrian accident in Alaska, residents are hoping drivers will become more vigilant.

In Alaska's extreme conditions, pilot negligence can be deadly

Some people call Alaska the last frontier of the United States. Due to this fact, small airplanes and helicopters are often used to transport people to remote locations or to provide tourists with a unique view of the state's beauty. However, the extreme terrain and unpredictable weather conditions can be unforgiving, and if pilots fail to account for these hazards, the results can be catastrophic. Pilot negligence can be deadly. 

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