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Alaska Airlines Boeing 737-800 on final Approach to SeaTac (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Joey Gerardi)

Alaska Airlines Strikes Bear During Landing in Yakutat

On Saturday, Alaska Airlines flight 66 struck and killed a brown bear as it landed at Yakutat Airport in southeast Alaska. Anchorage Daily News reported that no passengers or crew were injured, but the aircraft sustained damage to its left engine. Aircraft Strikes a Brown Bear After Landing According to a statement from Sam Dapcevich, a public information officer for Alaska’s Department of Transportation, the airport crew had cleared the runway ten minutes before the flight was scheduled to land…