A man from Washington state died after a commercial plane skidded off a runway at an Alaska airport Thursday, Alaska State Troopers confirmed Friday.
Here are the latest updates:
Update 1:35 p.m. EDT Oct 18: According to Alaska State Troopers, David Allan Oltman, 38. died after PenAir Flight 3296 skidded off the runway at Unalaska-Dutch Harbor Airport, KTUU reported.
NTSB sending team of 9 to Unalaska, AK to investigate Oct. 17, 2019, accident involving Peninsula Air #3296, Saab SB20, that overran runway on landing. More information will be released when available.— NTSB_Newsroom (@NTSB_Newsroom) October 18, 2019
Original report: According to Alaska Airlines, PenAir Flight 3296, flying into Dutch Harbor from Anchorage, landed at Unalaska-Dutch Harbor Airport but went off the runway, KTUU reported.
The PR firm representing PenAir said in a statement released around 11 p.m. Thursday that two passengers were critically injured and 10 others are receiving medical care in Unalaska after a plane nearly flew off the runway upon landing at Unalaska Airport.— Beth Verge (@ktuubeth) October 18, 2019
Photo by David Howard. pic.twitter.com/qmxSmnvunK
The plane was carrying 39 passengers, including members of a high school swimming team, and three crew members, CNN reported.
The Alaska Department of Transportation wrote on its Facebook page Thursday that "We were notified that a commercial aircraft was off the runway at the Unalaska/Dutch Harbor Airport.
In a news release, Alaska Airlines said the Saab 2000 aircraft went off the runway at 5:40 p.m.
Alex Russin, superintendent of schools in Cordova, wrote in a social media post that the district's high school swim team and chaperones were on board the aircraft, KTUU reported.
Russin told CNN, "All students and chaperones are accounted for and OK."
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