July 11: Airport Mishap – NBC Evening News Coverage – Soldotna, AK
The end of the runway at the Soldotna Airport on a clear day.
The beginning of a memorial to the victims of the plane crash – 10 people killed.
The hanger where the wreckage is being kept while NTSB investigators look to determine the cause of the crash.
Closer view of charred tail section
Another view of tail section with NTSB investigator
These are a set of pontoons that may be attached to a plane’s landing gear enabling it to land in water. A fancier set has the wheels also attached at the same time and they suspect that a pontoon shifted down and it had 1 wheel down and 1 pontoon down causing it to dig into the runway on takeoff.
We’d like to welcome Riley (aka Hot Rod)! He is the newest addition to Lonnie and Marilyn’s family! What a cutie!!
The salmonator had its maiden run today. Texas size fish – Texas size whooper popper. 2 FISH in the basket – 1 monster spit the hook right at the net. Another gooooooood day at the office………………………….