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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 04:14 PM

1 passenger dead in Unalaska crash of PenAir plane flying from Anchorage that injured 10 others

A 38-year-old man from Washington state died when a PenAir plane went off the end of the runway Thursday afternoon at Unalaska’s airport, officials say.

David Allan Oltman died of “traumatic injuries suffered in the crash,” according to updates Friday morning from Unalaska officials and Alaska State Troopers. Another critically injured passenger was flown to Anchorage. Nine others were also hurt, according to the city’s Department of Public Safety. Responders had to extricate one patient and evacuated the others.

The Alaska Airlines flight carrying 42 people was operated by Peninsula Airways, or PenAir. Cordova’s high school swim team was on the plane, which left Anchorage at 3:15 p.m.

Oltman died Thursday night, according to a statement from RavnAir Group, which owns PenAir. RavnAir president Dave Pflieger extended “deepest sympathies and condolences” to his family and loved ones.

Read more: https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/2019/10/18/one-passenger-died-in-unalaska-crash-of-penair-plane-flying-from-anchorage-that-injured-10-others/
(Anchorage Daily News)

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Fri Oct 18, 2019, 05:51 PM

1. Nasty little runway

Flew in and out of there too many times. Not bad on leaving, but landing? Way too short with a bay at either end. Surprised there haven't been more accidents.

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