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Small plane with 4 on board missing in Alaska
Associated Press ^ | August 22, 2010

Posted on 08/22/2010 3:16:45 PM PDT by george76

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 Lagoon and King Salmon, about 285 miles southwest of Anchorage.

(Excerpt) Read more at nwcn.com ...


TOPICS: Government; US: Alaska
KEYWORDS: alaska; beaver; coastguard; dehavilland

1 posted on 08/22/2010 3:16:47 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Prayers for their safety.


2 posted on 08/22/2010 3:23:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: george76

Not Alaska again. Sarah better not get in any of these small planes. I hope Ted Stevens was not a dry run for something bigger.


3 posted on 08/22/2010 3:24:00 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user

Very common in Alaska. Not unusual at all. The media may decide to report about it more, though, due to recent events.


4 posted on 08/22/2010 3:25:34 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: george76
Dehavilland Beaver

One of the best small planes ever make and I say that as person who is not a pilot but knows many private plane pilots.

5 posted on 08/22/2010 3:26:18 PM PDT by calex59
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To: library user

And this is why I absolutely hate those small planes. I know they come in handy but you couldn’t pay me to get on board one of those things. I’m already scared enough to get on a regular plane


6 posted on 08/22/2010 3:26:22 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: library user

Standing by for the left-wing death-wishers...again...


7 posted on 08/22/2010 3:39:23 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: ltc8k6

44 NTSB investigations so far this year vs. 102 in California, for example. Why don’t they get as much publicity?

http://www.ntsb.gov/aviationquery/index.aspx


8 posted on 08/22/2010 3:42:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: george76

Are the Democrats saying they wish Sarah was in the plane yet?


9 posted on 08/22/2010 3:42:46 PM PDT by gore_sux_2000 (Sarah Palin can touch M.C. Hammer.)
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To: library user

The Ted Stevens crash was no accident. A few FBI agents are currently under investigation for their shenanigans during the Stevens fiasco. Blago better not get into any small planes either.


10 posted on 08/22/2010 3:43:09 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: library user

I thought Sarah was a pilot.

Living in Alaska means using small planes for transportation rather frequently.


11 posted on 08/22/2010 3:45:46 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: bigbob

Alaska, 1 crash per 15,800 people.

California, 1 crash per every 360,000 people.

Alaska’s crashes are about 23 times higher per capita.


12 posted on 08/22/2010 3:49:50 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: bigbob

“In the last decade, Alaska had 1,188 accidents, compared with an average of 351 accidents in each of the 50 states. The rate is so disproportionate that the Federal Aviation Administration singles out Alaska in its annual performance goals: In 2009, its goal was to reduce the number of general aviation accidents in the state to 99. Alaska logged 100—down from 108 in 2008, but up from 92 in 2007. “

http://www.slate.com/id/2263533


13 posted on 08/22/2010 3:54:32 PM PDT by ltc8k6
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To: historyrepeatz
What exactly were "FBI agents' shenanigans" that need investigation?
14 posted on 08/22/2010 3:56:54 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: george76

3 park rangers? Then, maybe, hopefully, they’re skilled in survival techniques?

Prayers.


15 posted on 08/22/2010 4:06:38 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: Jemian; proud_yank; jazusamo; Eska; ASOC; Eye of Unk; Species8472; redpoll; Kathy in Alaska; ...

Hopefully, the floatplane landed in a cove to wait out some bad weather.


16 posted on 08/22/2010 4:11:19 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: calex59

17 posted on 08/22/2010 4:14:33 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: george76

Hey! Another chance for the Progressives to hope Sarah Palin is on board.


18 posted on 08/22/2010 4:15:01 PM PDT by Dewey Revoltnow (Worst. Community. Organizer. Ever!)
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To: george76

How many libs will want Sarah on board?


19 posted on 08/22/2010 4:21:34 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (2010, the beginning of the end of our long national nightmare.)
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To: Jemian

“Then, maybe, hopefully, they’re skilled in survival techniques?”

Then, again, if they are like the ones in the Everglades, “abandon all hope”.

The one’s here can’t find their way back to the airboat launch site, and they have to stay in airboat trails. Worse yet, the rangerette stuck her truck/trailer at the ramp and was sooooo stupid she didn’t even know all she had to do was tie the airboat down to the trailer.

Then all she had to do was make sure the truck was running and in park with the brake set, start the airboat engine and tie the throttle down at full power.

Next, the rangerette should have gotten in the truck, released the brake and the combined truck and airboat engines would have solved her problem.

Being a gooberment licensed airboat operator, she knew nothing of this.

Lil’ Debbie is famous for her Everglades behaviors. The rest are little better in many cases.

Pray that the rangers egos were big enough to cushion their impact with the ground.


20 posted on 08/22/2010 4:24:41 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles,)
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To: historyrepeatz

Regular pilot quits suddenly. The emergency beacon is disabled. The warning signal reporting on terrain is not turned on.

Someone seriously ‘adjusted’ that aircraft.


21 posted on 08/22/2010 4:37:51 PM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Carley
Someone thinks FBI agents did those things? Why would they?
22 posted on 08/22/2010 5:08:23 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: library user

Because of the vastness a lot of folks travel Alaska in small planes and the weather can change really quickly. Not the safest bet.


23 posted on 08/22/2010 5:10:58 PM PDT by mono
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To: george76

seems like someone is using a shotgun approach and hoping to hit our Sarah. the third small plane down would almost confirm it.

please, anyone reading this that has her ear... please remind her that she has been pissing off the left and the right (please, keep it up). trust NO ONE. do not tell anyone your travel plans, if you can avoid it. treat them like state secrets use to be treated.


24 posted on 08/22/2010 5:17:30 PM PDT by sten
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To: george76
I spent time in 1962 - 1963 at the USAF Radar Site at King Salmon.

Google Maps:  King Salmon, AK

25 posted on 08/22/2010 7:04:55 PM PDT by Buddy B (MSgt Retired-USAF - Year: 1972)
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To: UCANSEE2

Gosh that is a BEAUU-tiful piece of machinery!

26 posted on 08/22/2010 7:31:45 PM PDT by China Clipper (My favorite animals usually are found next to the rice on my plate.)
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To: MediaMole

“per capita”

Alaska has more

drunks

pregnnate teens

consumes more peanut butter

MOOSE

Fed Gov and TStae employees

and on and on.

per capita means nana with such a small population.....

/rant


27 posted on 08/22/2010 8:46:13 PM PDT by ASOC (That is not sweat - I am melting...)
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To: China Clipper; UCANSEE2; george76
A Beaver on floats is by FAR my favorite bush plane, and I've never even flown on one. May not be the most practical, and expensive, but they are pretty. Few things sound as appealing as that radial engine flying by.


28 posted on 08/22/2010 9:58:55 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: ASOC

LOL Now that you mention it, I have developed a new love for peanut butter. Great calories on hunting trips, and out of nowhere I have discovered that toasted PB English muffins are a delicacy.


29 posted on 08/22/2010 10:00:04 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: proud_yank

A Beaver on floats is an excellent airplane.

For hauling a bunch of people and/or stuff to smaller lakes, it is excellent.

IMHO


30 posted on 08/22/2010 10:06:44 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: proud_yank

PB and Salior Boy

An Alaskan treat!


31 posted on 08/23/2010 7:51:44 AM PDT by ASOC (That is not sweat - I am melting...)
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To: george76

Some day when I’ve made my millions, I’d love to own one! ;-)

You can fit a small wheeler inside too, if you take the wheels off. Next spring I’ll probably go for another ride in a Widgeon for my bear hunt, but possibly a Beaver. The Widgeon is a sharp looking plane also.


32 posted on 08/23/2010 8:46:01 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: ASOC

Oh yeah... Home-made smoked salmon spread ain’t too bad either!


33 posted on 08/23/2010 8:48:39 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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