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Floatplane pilot says wind affected landing

A federal agency investigating a floatplane that capsized in the Gastineau Channel earlier this month said a hard landing preceded the partial separation of the plane's right float. The five-passenger de Havilland Beaver, operated by Wings of Alaska, landed in the channel near Juneau Harbor at about 8:50 a.m. on July 12, turned on its side and sank.

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News
Lakes come and go

...phenomenon than by small aircraft. And, there is no better way to cover Southeast on a daily basis than being a charter floatplane pilot. It allows us a unique perspective for observing nature on a vast scale. In the past 37 years I have witnessed...

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Opinion
Lake mower clears paths for floatplanes

...run into other planes if you have five or six planes trying to take off and you can't steer," said Moore, a floatplane pilot who owned a flightseeing operation on the lake until he sold it two years ago. Airport officials prevented such...

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News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...the water. Before I took the training, I didn't realize I wasn't comfortable in that environment. I was a floatplane pilot and I had no idea I'd have trouble with egress,'' she said. Speckman said the class taught her the value of...

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Two men saved from sinking skiff in Auke Bay

...floating debris and ensured there was no oil pollution.Erickson said the Coast Guard never learned the names of the floatplane pilot or the people who were rescued.? Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-04-11/two-men-saved-sinking-skiff-auke-bay
Local
Learning the science of survival

...the water. Before I took the training, I didn't realize I wasn't comfortable in that environment. I was a floatplane pilot and I had no idea I'd have trouble with egress,'' she said. Speckman said the class taught her the value of...

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Local
Juneau Empire Online Local News: State and local briefs 6/28/98

...him for a kayak trip to Wrangell, said Trooper A.J. Charlton. The two men had known each other since college. Floatplane pilot Ryan Morin spotted the kayak and two men in Clarence Strait at about 10:20 a.m., said Charlton. Morin picked...

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