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Budget cuts pare real-time monitoring of volcanoes

...blew 115 miles from Anchorage.Following that eruption, several aircraft experienced damage from ash - including a Boeing 747-400 carrying 231 passengers that lost all four engines after flying into an ash cloud. The plane dropped more than two...
Japan Airlines resumes seasonal flights to Alaska

...with the first scheduled landing in Fairbanks set for Aug. 22. Airport officials say all charters are operated on Boeing 747-400 wide-body airplanes, which can seat 356 passengers.
World's largest aircraft to land in Fairbanks

...relief equipment. The strategic airlift transport aircraft has a 290-foot wingspan and a length of 276 feet. A Boeing 747-400 has a wingspan of 212 feet and length of 232-feet.
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Jetliner, cargo plane in near miss at Anchorage

...board came within an estimated 100 feet vertically and one-third of a mile horizontally of the departing Cargolux Boeing 747-400, which was bound for Chicago. "It's a very, very serious loss of separation in controlled airspace," Federal...
Alaska Digest

...advantage of direct flights between Japan and Fairbanks this winter. Some of those tourists were on a 231-foot long Boeing 747-400 that department Fairbanks International Airport last week, the largest airplane at the airport in at least 20 years...


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