Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 Strikes Bear at Yakutat Airport

MIAMI – An Alaska Airlines (AS) Boeing 737-700 (N615AS) struck and killed a bear at Yakutat Airport (YAK) resulting in damage to the left engine cowling. No one was injured on flight AS66 from Cordova. The flight was scheduled to stop in Juneau next.

Airport crew members cleared the runway about 10 minutes before flight 66 was scheduled to land, said Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer for the State Department of Transportation. The crews did not see any signs of wildlife during the check, but as the aircraft started to slow down after landing, Dapcevich said the Pilots spotted two read more ⇒

Source:: “Airways Magazine”

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