Era Alaska

Wreckage of the Cessna 208 that killed two pilots in April. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

Wreckage of the Cessna 208 that killed two pilots in April. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

The National Transportation Safety Board took the unusual move last month of asking the Federal Aviation Administration to investigate the Ravn family of companies. A report says Hageland failed to achieve safety outcomes, at the time losing operational control and launching flights without proper oversight. The company’s CEO says the report does not reflect the changes Ravn has made in recent months.

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Burned wreckage of the Cessna 208. Photo courtesy ofthe Alaska State Troopers.

Burned wreckage of the Cessna 208. Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Troopers.

Two pilots are dead after a fiery plane crash Tuesday night just outside Bethel. Alaska State Troopers have identified the pilots who were onboard the Hageland Cessna 208 Caravan as Derrick Cedars, 42 of Bethel and Greggory McGee, 46 of Anchorage. Ravn Alaska spokesperson Steve Smith confirms the downed plane was a Hageland training flight.
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