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While regular flights are set to resume in about two days, Unalaskans still have a lot of unanswered questions about flying to and from Anchorage.

Ravn Air Group announced late last week that it would restart daily service on Thursday, Nov. 14 — 28 days after suspending it in the wake of a fatal plane crash.

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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. 

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

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.

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After declaring a local emergency over Unalaska's lack of commercial air service, the City Council is holding another special meeting on Friday to discuss its plans to charter flights on behalf of the community.

Laura Kraegel/KUCB

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is investigating the cause of this month's plane crash in Unalaska, which killed one passenger and injured more than a dozen others. 

While the full inquiry is expected to take a year or more, the federal agency is planning to release a preliminary report within a few weeks.

KUCB's Laura Kraegel spoke with Clint Johnson, the chief of the NTSB's Alaska Regional Office.

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