NTSB

Courtesy of Cole Corbett

The U.S. Coast Guard has reported a fuel sheen about 50 feet wide and 1,500 feet long in Unalaska Bay where a LifeMed medevac plane went into the water Thursday morning.

The King Air Beechcraft aircraft went down about 100 feet northwest of the end of the Unalaska Airport runway with a LifeMed pilot, paramedic, and nurse on board. All three were rescued from a life raft and sustained no serious injuries.

KUCB Contributor

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) reports that up to 500 gallons of fuel has spilled into Unalaska Bay following a LifeMed plane crash early Thursday morning.

"An unknown amount of Jet A fuel has been released at this time," said the state agency in a press release. "The fuel capacity of a King Air B200 Aircraft is 545 gallons. The U.S. Coast Guard reports there was an estimated 430-440 gallons of Jet A on board at the time of takeoff." 

Megan Dean

Updated 01/16/20 at 11 a.m.

The LifeMed medevac King Air plane that crashed off the runway at the Unalaska Airport this morning was headed to Adak to medevac a patient.

No patients were on board with the three-person LifeMed crew at the time of the crash.

RavnAir Group

RavnAir Group announced today it experienced a "malicious cyber attack" on the company's IT network on Friday, impacting travel to and from Unalaska. 

The attack specifically targeted the Dash 8 aircraft. 

According to a press release from Ravn, the airline has cancelled Saturday morning flights and additional cancellations and delays are possible. 

RavnAir Group

RavnAir Group officials hosted a community meeting in Unalaska on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The airline had previously postponed the meeting, but decided to hold it last minute at the Grand Aleutian Hotel.

Chief Commercial Officer Derek Shanks and Missy Roberts, Director of Marketing and Alliances, attended the over two-hour meeting.

Listen to the full meeting below.

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