The FAA said in its annual aviation forecast this morning that key airspace safety and modernization efforts contained in the Next Generation Air Transportation System will play a vital role in spurring long-term sustained growth in air travel and the nation’s overall economic health.
Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska
Cessna Citation Excel 560XL, Port Heiden, Alaska, April 30, 2008–The AT&T Alascom Excel was substantially damaged on landing at Port Heiden Airport, but there were no injuries. As soon as the nosewheel touched down, the airplane veered sharply to the left and went off the runway. The left main gear collapsed, and the left wing hit the runway.