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Takeoff halted after eagle engine strike

...sucked into the jet's engine as the aircraft began taking off from a small Southeast Alaska town. Airline spokesman Paul McElroy says Flight 68 was approaching takeoff speed when the eagle was ingested into the left engine shortly after 10 a.m...
Regional News
Snow, ice and high winds grounded Alaska Airlines the forecast."We did that because we weren't quite sure how the weather would go," Alaska Airline spokesman Paul McElroy said. Seattle's weather ended up warming on Friday.Though Seattle started flights, Alaska Air canceled at least...
Alaska Airlines cancels flights after outage

...combined schedule before technicians fixed the system, which returned at 10 a.m. Pacific time. Company spokesman Paul McElroy said many other flights were delayed, and customers had trouble getting flight-status updates on the airlines' website...
Engine failure: Alaska Airline jet was diverted to Juneau

...on its left engine for a safe touchdown in Juneau."The 737 900 is designed to fly capably on one engine," said Paul McElroy, spokesman for Alaska Airlines. "Pilots followed standard procedures and landed in Juneau without incident at approximately...
Northwest Digest

...and was directed to park on a taxiway at the far west end of the airport, where it was evacuated, airline spokesman Paul McElroy said. Passengers were bused to the terminal. The airport halted all takeoffs and landings for about 10 minutes while...
Redoubt pattern becoming more steady

...temporarily suspend flights in and out of Anchorage because of the damage ash can do to engines. Airline spokesman Paul McElroy said ash conditions are constantly being monitored and the flight schedule reassessed for current conditions. "We...
Air traffic controller furloughs could delay flights to Alaska

...per two-week pay period, he said.The FAA provided little specific information, said Alaska Airlines spokesman Paul McElroy, and it was not immediately apparent when furloughs would start."Some airplanes will be delayed, and then potentially...
Mount Redoubt quiets down after making ashy mess

...largest carrier, canceled all flights in and out of Anchorage on Saturday after the airport was shut down. Spokesman Paul McElroy said Sunday that the airline would inspect the runway and surrounding areas before deciding when to resume flights...
Northwest Digest of the MD-80, and maintenance personnel decided to take the plane out of operation, said airline spokesman Paul McElroy. There were no injuries. The 60 passengers who had boarded left the aircraft to wait for another plane, he said...
More travelers stranded amid winter storm

...passengers have been stranded since Saturday morning. "Most of our flights were fully booked," airlines spokesman Paul McElroy said. "Typically, we do try to add extra flights where possible to help the backlog." The number of flights to...


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