Wedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 6222 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 6485 times:
Sounds like the plane was a regional package freighter aircraft. The Seattle PI named it Air Pack...but it should have been Airpac. Airpac has several bases along the west coast...just to clarify. They are not just based in the Puget Sound area. They have several planes ranging from Piper Chieftains to Beech 1900C's based out of Boeing Field. They contract with UPS and DHL out of Boeing Field. It sounds like he was making is package hops throughout the Northwest.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 11166 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6433 times:
This is really unfortunate. Were the conditions IFR as it seems from the article that the pilot was cleared to land by Whidbey control?
I have flown to that airport many times. It is a nice little airport that is uncontrolled, but sees quite a bit of traffic. I did some night flying there and it can be a little hard to negotiate as that area is really dark and there are no surrounding cities or roads to light up the area near the airport. I am sad that such an incident has happened. There seems to have been a number of small airplane incidents in the Seattle area over the last year.
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