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Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:19 am

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

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

[Edited 2013-10-25 04:24:41]
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:46 am

What else happened to make their week so bad?
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:00 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 12:12 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:11 pm

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...

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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:55 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:22 pm

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.
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:13 pm

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.
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:16 pm

That Ariel Tweeto...damn. I wouldn't mind keeping her warm on a cold Alaskan night!
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Fri Oct 25, 2013 11:11 pm

Is he show still in production and on the air (errr...cable)?
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Sat Oct 26, 2013 12:58 am

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.
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:25 am

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Sat Oct 26, 2013 1:45 am

Thanks. I sort of recall a final episode.
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Sat Oct 26, 2013 3:37 am

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...

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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:50 pm

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...
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:40 pm

The amount of false statements in this particular thread is really amazing. Even for an airliners thread.
 
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:13 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:13 pm

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...


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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Wed Oct 30, 2013 4:46 pm

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:

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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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:43 am

Quoting Gonzalo (Reply 17):

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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:55 pm

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.
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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:36 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Thu Oct 31, 2013 3:51 pm

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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RE: Era Alaska B1900 Accident At Homer

Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:37 pm

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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