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Aklak AirAklak Air, a charter and scheduled flight operator in the Beaufort region of the Northwest Territories, lost 3 planes in a hangar fire in Inuvik, NWT, Canada on November 4, 2010.  Read more from CBC News. 

Lost in the fire were a King Air 100, a Beech 99 and a Twin Otter.  All three aircraft were well-known for long service across the north.

The loss cuts the Aklak Air fleet in half.  However, Aklak is jointly owned by the Inuvialuit Development Corporation and Kenn Borek Air, which should mean it will have access to Borek's larger fleet of aircraft to maintain Aklak's scheduled and charter operations. The Aklak medevac (medical transport) aircraft was not damaged.  It was being stored in a different hangar at the time of the fire.

The Inuvialuit Development Corporation, which owns Aklak, announced in September, 2011 that Aklak plans to begin construction of a new hangar in the spring of 2012.

 

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2011 22:49
 
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