FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION

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The City of Unalaska may consider legal action against the airlines involved in last month's fatal plane crash.

City Councilor Shari Coleman proposed the idea at a meeting on Tuesday. She said the community is suffering from financial "collateral damage," as regular flights to and from Anchorage have been shut down for nearly four weeks.

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The City of Unalaska has adopted an emergency ordinance to appropriate funds for chartered flights following a fatal PenAir plane crash last month and Ravn Air Group's decision to suspend regular flights to and from Anchorage. 

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While Ravn Air Group has said it plans to resume Unalaska's regular flights sometime next week, airline officials haven't released any further details since they made that announcement one week ago.

"I'm not real confident in their date line," said City Councilor Shari Coleman.

KUCB Staff

In the aftermath of this month's fatal plane crash, Unalaskans held a community meeting on Friday to voice their concerns about the island's air travel — specifically, its safety, reliability, and affordability. 

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Unalaska may declare a state of emergency following a fatal plane crash on the island this month.

City officials took up the idea after Ravn Air Group announced that it would not resume regular flights until early November — and that even afterwards, it would fly smaller, slower planes indefinitely.

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