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Six survive forced landing

A single-engine plane, carrying six people and flying "on borrowed time" due to a spraying oil leak that covered the windshield, was guided to an emergency landing on a Kupreanof Island beach by a Coast Guard helicopter crew Tuesday afternoon. The pilot of the L.A.B. Flying Service plane and four of his five passengers, who were flying from Kake to Petersburg, suffered minor injuries. The Coast Guard flew them to Juneau where they were treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital and released in good condition Tuesday evening.
NTSB: '01 crash pilot was using restricted drug

Pilot overconfidence caused by a prescription drug may have doomed six people aboard a tour plane that slammed into a rock wall in the Davidson Glacier pass near Haines last year, according to a report released today by the National Transportation Safety Board. The report is a summary of facts found during the NTSB's year-long investigation into the July 30, 2001, crash of the Piper Cherokee Six plane, operated by L.A.B. Flying Service of Haines, that killed one Canadian and four German tourists as well as the pilot.
Technology makes air travel safer

Aviation history will be made today in Southeast Alaska as two charter air carriers begin using a low-altitude flight route with a satellite-guided navigation system, air safety officials said.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

The Auke Bay Cooperative Preschool would like to hank our friends, family and Juneau neighbors for participating in the 2001 "Dads on Duty" fundraiser. According to Stacey Morales, the fundraising chairman, it was the most successful to date.
... for providing support

...Police Department, Sitka Mountain Search and Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, the Alaska State Troopers, L.A.B. Flying Service and all the people in the communities of Southeast Alaska who offered their support. We would like to give a...
bill could eliminate airport fee for small carriers

Passengers on small planes will save $3 when they fly out of Juneau if a proposed exemption makes it through Congress.
Thank you

...for 'Dads' support and for a successful March Charity Auction
Thank you . . .

...Studio; Kim Goettler; KINY Radio; Kitsi's Alaskan Boutique; Klondike Down Outlet; Kmart; KTOO-TV; L.A.B. Flying Service Inc.; Last Chance Mining Museum; Lavena's Design and Style; Lewis Motors; Lisa Davidson's; Little Hong...
Haines airways cancels flights

Haines Airways canceled its regular flight schedule Thursday as company officials sought to resolve a sudden question raised by federal regulators about the carrier's ``fitness'' for operation.
SEARHC Foundation acknowledges major charter donors

...Camp, Central Council of Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, Christianson Communications, Goldbelt, L.A.B. Flying Service, The McDowell Group, Mikunda, Cottrell & Company, Pearle Vision Foundation, SEARHC Employees, The Carlton...


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