767ALLTHEWAY From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 659 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1463 times:
DILLINGHAM, Alaska (AP) -- A commuter plane with 10 people aboard crashed shortly after takeoff Wednesday, killing nine people and injuring one, state police said.
The plane, operated by PenAir, Alaska's biggest commuter airline, went down in calm, clear weather en route to King Salmon, a community about 75 miles away, Alaska State Troopers spokesman Greg Wilkinson said.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known. The National Transportation Safety Board planned to send investigators.
The injured passenger was hospitalized. Her condition was not immediately released.
Dillingham is on Bristol Bay, 330 miles southwest of Anchorage
Lots of Commercial Accidents scince 9/11 huh?
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear"
DeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3928 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1258 times:
It seems like the last few years have had more crashes than ever before.
Egypt Air 990
Swissair 11? (I forget the last number, sorry.)
the Alaska MD-80 (I forget the flight number again)
The SAS MD-87 crash from Monday
.... and then the AA and UA crashes from 9/11, to name a few.