US agency releases report aimed at Alaska aviation safety

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A federal report aimed at improving aviation safety in Alaska recommends improvements in providing weather information to pilots and continued work to update maps with information on mountain passes, among other steps.

    Alaska’s News Source reports the Federal Aviation Administration released the report Thursday.

    The agency says it will establish a team to outline plans for implementing the proposals.

    It says several of the recommendations are already underway.

    The report comes after the National Transportation Safety Board in early 2020 called for a comprehensive review to improve aviation safety in Alaska, citing fatal and non-fatal accident rates far higher than the national average.

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