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Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer  
User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 months ago) and read 13016 times:

The Tweeto family is having a bad week... fortunately just two passengers with minor injuries, but the B1900 suffered substantial damages after landing gear collapsed (when the aircraft landed at Homer airport coming from ANC).

No pictures so far...

http://avherald.com/h?article=46a6a132&opt=0

Rgds.
G.

[Edited 2013-10-25 04:23:39]

[Edited 2013-10-25 04:24:41]


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User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12898 times:

What else happened to make their week so bad?

User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13547 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12843 times:
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As the airport was closed after the accident, 7H cancelled the remaining flights to/from HOM for the rest of the evening and a few AM cancels as well.


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User currently offlineJamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1005 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 12792 times:

It doesn't look like that bad of a crash. (Link with pic included).

http://homernews.com/homer-news/loca...gers-crew-walk-away-from-era-crash



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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 12539 times:

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 1):
What else happened to make their week so bad?

I was thinking in the impact that this incident will have in their ( relatively small ) fleet/operations, since the report said "substantial damages", which implied the aircraft will be out of service for several days... although looking at the picture in the link above, I can't see how "substantial" that damage was....it seems the plane is OK and should return to service quickly...

Rgds.
G.

[Edited 2013-10-25 06:12:40]


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User currently offlinethegreatchecko From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 12416 times:

Great job to all involved! Good to see they were able to keep it on the runway.

Minor point of order, but ERA Alaska is a lot larger than the show made it out to be. It's the combination of three (or four airlines depending on how far back you go), ERA, Frontier Flying Service, and Hageland Aviation. The Tweetos are just the most well known family involved in their operations.

Check out the routemap: http://www.flyera.com/passengerservice/route



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User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 11918 times:

umm.. the Tweeto's involvement with ERA is a bit limited... they USED to own Hagelands, which is part of the ERA family... the 1900 was part of the Frontier Flying service arm... the show makes Jim out to run the entire airline, which is a slap in the face to the 200 people that work out of the ERA hangar/headquarters in Anchorage.


xx
User currently offlineturn720 From United States of America, joined May 2012, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10578 times:
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Quoting usxguy (Reply 6):
umm.. the Tweeto's involvement with ERA is a bit limited... they USED to own Hagelands, which is part of the ERA family... the 1900 was part of the Frontier Flying service arm... the show makes Jim out to run the entire airline, which is a slap in the face to the 200 people that work out of the ERA hangar/headquarters in Anchorage.

Nobody is slapping anyone in the face. It's true that Jim Tweto is just a partner but he is a significant one. Jim Tweto and his family put the ERA name into the global stage. If the folks in Anchorage have a problem with that, too freakin bad.


User currently offlineJAGflyer From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 3506 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 10522 times:

That Ariel Tweeto...damn. I wouldn't mind keeping her warm on a cold Alaskan night!


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User currently offlinemcg From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 9471 times:

Is he show still in production and on the air (errr...cable)?

User currently offlinecrj900lr From United States of America, joined Mar 2011, 327 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8627 times:

Quoting mcg (Reply 9):
Is he show still in production and on the air (errr...cable)?

I don't believe they are still making the show. I seem to remember a while ago that it was coming to an end. I forget how many seasons it ran. I have not seen it listed anywhere for viewing on tv since the show ended. I don't watch that much tv so it may be on and I have just not seen any re-runs.


User currently offlineWestern727 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 746 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 8418 times:

Quoting mcg (Reply 9):
Is he show still in production

3 seasons were filmed. The series finale was aired on 20 July 2012, according to Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Wild_Alaska



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User currently offlinemcg From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 797 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8279 times:

Thanks. I sort of recall a final episode.

User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (9 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7578 times:

Quoting crj900lr (Reply 10):
I have not seen it listed anywhere for viewing on tv since the show ended. I don't watch that much tv so it may be on and I have just not seen any re-runs.

In Chile you can see the show in the Discovery Theater HD, obviously you have to pay for the signal. Probably this is a signal for Latin America and the show could be out of the air in North America...

Rgds.
G.-



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User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (9 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5269 times:

Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 8):
That Ariel Tweeto...damn. I wouldn't mind keeping her warm on a cold Alaskan night!

If you like someone who's dumber than a box of rocks...


User currently offlinealaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 15, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 4703 times:

The amount of false statements in this particular thread is really amazing. Even for an airliners thread.

User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 16, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Quoting usxguy (Reply 6):
the show makes Jim out to run the entire airline, which is a slap in the face to the 200 people that work out of the ERA hangar/headquarters in Anchorage.

Well, according to Wiki, he's the COO of Era, so yeah, he sort of does run the entire airline.



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User currently offlineGonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 1985 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4608 times:

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 14):
If you like someone who's dumber than a box of rocks...

Very harsh comment really... you should think before spitting out such things man....Although she's not my type, she is a good looking girl, and being very young she have the guts to take challenges like learn to fly a plane, challenges that probably my mother ( and yours ) could never dream about, and being slower or faster than average to learn something shouldn't be a reason to call someone like you call her. I hope the womans in your life don't read this, or they will be very disappointed...


Rgds.
G.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12417 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 4494 times:

Quoting mcg (Reply 12):
Thanks. I sort of recall a final episode.
http://www.huliq.com/10473/flying-wi...ariel-take-final-bow-series-finale talks to the end of the series.

An anonymous poster added:

Quote:

I think there's a small misunderstanding which the show doesn't reveal or correct. When you look at the show it seems that the Tweto family actually ownes Era Alaska and that they founded the airline. This is something that is only partially true. Era Alaska is the operating name of several airlines which at their part are all owned by HoTH Inc. HoTH was formed with the merger of Frontier Flying Service (founded in 1950), Hageland Aviation Services (which was founded by Jim Tweto and Mike Hageland in 1981) which formed Frontier Alaska, a year later Era Aviation (founded in 1948) was acquired and the name changed to Era Alaska (yet the holding company is still HoTH Inc.). Again a year later Arctic Circle Air Inc. (founded in 1973) was acquired. Now, HoTH Inc is owned by 3 shareholders which includes Jim Tweto. Jim ownes 11% of HoTH Inc. while the other shareholders are owning 39 and 50% of the company. I asume the Tweto family remains one of the 3 shareholders (at this point nothing has changed according public records) and they'll probably stay in the management board. It was a nice show and it's a pitty that it has ended but at least Discovery could have been a bit more clear regarding the actual status of the Tweto family in the Era Alaska group.



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User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1898 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (9 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4236 times:

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 17):

Lighten up Francis!


User currently offlineusxguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1013 posts, RR: 5
Reply 20, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4121 times:

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 14):
If you like someone who's dumber than a box of rocks...

Sources up top said Bob Hajdukovich, the CEO, called the Tweetos and said that Ariel can NOT be flying around in their 207s for her training anymore. Apparently their insurance company had a heart attack, as did other senior managers... so any of the shots of her flying or doing any training are from Jim's own personal fleet.

And she's now down living in California from what we hear.



xx
User currently offlineGentFromAlaska From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3106 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

Quoting usxguy (Reply 20):
And she's now down living in California from what we hear.

Ariel also made an appearance on the ABC show Wipeout. I saw her her on an episode during the first season of the Flying Wild Alaska show. If memory serves me she made the final three but fell short of winning the 50K.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3606 posts, RR: 3
Reply 22, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

Quoting usxguy (Reply 20):
Sources up top said Bob Hajdukovich, the CEO, called the Tweetos and said that Ariel can NOT be flying around in their 207s for her training anymore. Apparently their insurance company had a heart attack, as did other senior managers... so any of the shots of her flying or doing any training are from Jim's own personal fleet.

Makes sense. That must have been the time that brand new 172SP appeared.



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User currently offlineRevelation From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 12417 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (9 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3947 times:

Quoting 777STL (Reply 22):
That must have been the time that brand new 172SP appeared.

Interesting how that happened, no?

It also came with a female instructor, too...



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