ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man from Washington state died after a commercial plane skidded off a runway at an Alaska airport Thursday, Alaska State Troopers confirmed Friday.
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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.
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 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
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.
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