Alaska News Nightly: Thursday, September 28, 2023

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A still from a video of Eugene Peltola’s plane taking off from a remote airstrip near St. Mary’s on Sept. 12, 2023, moments before the crash that killed him. (From NTSB)

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Thursday on Alaska News Nightly:

New details on the plane crash that killed Eugene Peltola Jr. Plus, a nonprofit trains people on the Kenai Peninsula to build their own homes at a reduced cost. And, the annual Fat Bear Week competition has an undercard: Fat Bear Week Jr.

Reports tonight from:

Wesley Early, Casey Grove, Jeremy Hsieh and Chris Klint in Anchorage

Sunni Bean in Bethel

Dan Bross in Fairbanks

Hunter Morrison in Kenai

This episode of Alaska News Nightly is hosted by Casey Grove, with audio engineering from Chris Hyde and producing from Tim Rockey.

Tim Rockey is the producer of Alaska News Nightly and covers education for Alaska Public Media. Reach him at or 907-550-8487. Read more about Tim here

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