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Old 08-22-2010, 02:53 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A small plane carrying four people including three park rangers is missing in southwest Alaska.
A Coast Guard HC-130 crew is among searchers looking for the Dehavilland Beaver between Swikshak Bay and King Salmon, about 285 miles southwest of Anchorage.
The Coast Guard says the plane was carrying Katmai National Park rangers. It was reported missing after it did not arrive in King Salmon as expected.
Coast Guard officials say the plane left Swikshak Bay at 2:45 p.m. Saturday for a flight that takes less than an hour.


The Associated Press: Small plane with 4 on board missing in Alaska


I think Alaska has been invaded by alien terrorists.
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Old 08-22-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
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Fingers croxxed for a good outcome to this.
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Old 08-23-2010, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Interior alaska
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There is some pretty nice beaches in that area if they are having to do a forced landing, also there is lots of grassy areas that can be used as well. But there is no trees to speak of in the areas for shelter unless it is driftwood on the beaches.

Hope they are just delayed somewhere on the beach and nothing serious has happened other than being late for dinner...
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:30 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Families of three missing Katmai National Park employees have offered a $65,000 reward to find their plane in southwest Alaska.The three and the pilot disappeared Aug. 21 in the de Havilland Beaver on a one-hour flight from Swikshak Lagoon in Katmai National Park to King Salmon

Families Offer Reward In Missing Plane Search - Indiana News Story - WRTV Indianapolis

Don't all planes flying in rugged Alaska have an emergency beacon? If not, they should.
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Old 09-07-2010, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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All planes have an ELT, some occasions they don't work, like in the Stevens Crash. They stopped monitoring 121.5 via satellite.

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Old 09-07-2010, 04:15 PM
 
Location: 112 Ocean Avenue
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All planes have an ELT, some occasions they don't work, like in the Stevens Crash. They stopped monitoring 121.5 via satellite.

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Okay, thanks. So it was the plane crash in Alaska back in 1970 involving congressmen that made them mandatory. Didn't know that.

Then it's up to the pilot to make sure they're always in good working order.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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They should check them during the 50 and 100 hour inspections.
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Old 09-07-2010, 04:59 PM
 
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Then it's up to the pilot to make sure they're always in good working order.
Except the model that was in the plane that Stevens was on where during the crash apparently the antenna pulled out making the device useless beyond the few feet the signal radiated without an antenna. That's cheap manufacturing which isn't certified by Underwriters or Consumers Reports. Where do you think the sellers get such cheap shoddy products from? Why one of third world countries that have no ethics or quality inspections only cheap products which are worth less than you pay for them.
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Old 09-07-2010, 06:29 PM
 
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Where do you think the sellers get such cheap shoddy products from? Why one of third world countries that have no ethics or quality inspections only cheap products which are worth less than you pay for them.
The only thing I bought that I can ever think of going out of my way to ensure it was specifically made in that un-named 3rd world country is a Wok. In that case, you want a genuine, hand hammered, carbon steel Wok. The fancy stainless steel teflon coated western versions just don't cut it!
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Old 09-07-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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The only thing I bought that I can ever think of going out of my way to ensure it was specifically made in that un-named 3rd world country is a Wok. In that case, you want a genuine, hand hammered, carbon steel Wok. The fancy stainless steel teflon coated western versions just don't cut it!
I have an old cast iron one (US made) that works well...teflon never cuts it for me for anything I cook on...
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