As the small Southwestern Alaska community of Mountain Village was still reeling from a plane crash Friday that killed several of its residents and left others injured, some of the survivors of the crash were improving in Anchorage, and investigators arrived in St. Marys to examine the crash site.
Friday's plane crash that killed four and injured six others outside the Western Alaska town of St. Marys has left the community of Mountain Village in shock. In Anchorage, crash survivors continued to improve on Tuesday, and investigators have wrapped up the initial wreckage inspection.Laurel Andrews
Every year, when the ice on the Kuskokwim River is too thick for boats but not yet thick enough for snowmachines, some resourceful workers commute to and from the Southwestern Alaska hub community of Bethel the only way they can: by plane.Jill Burke
With more than 250 air carriers, air taxis and charter operators flying everything from cargo to tourists, Alaska's aviation industry is as vast as the state it serves. Have you ever flown with Ward Air in Southeast Alaska?Colleen Mondor
The storied aviation firm, which began as a whirlybird operation in Alaska and capitalized on the oil boom, has been unable to pay its bills and may cease operations this month after more than 50 years in the air.Pat Forgey
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials rejected plans by Air North for a daily flight to Fairbanks next summer from Dawson City, suggesting that the flight by the Yukon airline should land in Anchorage instead.Dermot Cole