A seaplane nearly hit a whale in Alaska last week. Yep, a WHALE! Pilots have dealt with elk and other wildlife on the runway before. Alaskan bush pilots are used to flying in challenging weather and austere conditions. Yet landing on smooth water in an quiet bay is not where they would expect such a challenging approach. The pilot’s quick reaction by applying power at the last second avoided a potential mishap. The incident occurred in Angoon, about 55 miles southwest of Juneau.
Click here to read the entire story by Laurel Andrews of the Alaska Dispatch.