Tag Archives: Lance Leone

Sitka in 2013: Shaking earth, falling mountain

Redoubt_Slide_250

In Sitka, the earth moved under our feet in January — like everywhere else in Southeast — but one couple in particular will probably be choosing their campsites pretty carefully from now on. 2013 started with an earthquake, and the wild ride never quite ended. An amazing fishing season plus a surge in industrial activity pushed the regional economy to new highs, but not everyone cashed in — especially those affected by federal budget cuts. Here’s a look back at some of the top local news stories of the year. more

Murkowski’s Sitka layover: Upbeat on hydro bills, saddened by Leone case

Senator Lisa Murkowski during an unexpected visit to Sitka on Monday morning. (KCAW photo/Erik Neumann)

Senator Lisa Murkowski paid an unexpected visit to Sitka this morning, along with a plane full of other Juneau-bound passengers who were unable to land in the state’s foggy capital city. KCAW caught up with Alaska’s senior senator at the ferry terminal. She’s just co-sponsored a pair of energy bills which should reduce barriers to small hydro projects. She also expressed regret over actions taken to discipline former USCG Air Station Sitka pilot Lance Leone. more

Lance Leone: “Come back right now”

This is the third of our three-part conversation with Lt. Lance Leone, the only survivor of a fatal helicopter crash in 2010, in which three people from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka died. Listen to the interview and read the story here. more

Leone, Part 3: ‘Come back right now’

Team of Leone Lawyers at the seen of the accident-2

This third and final part of our interview with Lt. Lance Leone begins in a Seattle hospital, where he was recovering from a broken collarbone and other injuries in the days after the crash. more

Lance Leone: “A rapid, liquid stop”

This is the second of our three-part conversation with Lt. Lance Leone, the only survivor of a fatal helicopter crash in 2010, in which three people from Coast Guard Air Station Sitka died. Listen to the interview and read the story here. more

Leone, Part Two: ‘A rapid, liquid stop’

6017 helo crash

In the second of three parts, Lt. Lance Leone talks about the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017, from the moment it hit the water to his family’s arrival at his hospital bed in Seattle. more

Leone: CG 6017 ‘hit something we never saw’

Part 1 of a 3-part interview series with Lt. Lance Leone, the lone survivor of the crash of Coast Guard helicopter 6017 in July of 2010.

Read the story and listen to the interview here. more

Leone: CG 6017 ‘hit something we never saw’

Leone with Wire Ball -1

In his first interview since the 2010 crash of CG6017, Lt. Lance Leone describes the morning of the flight, and the events leading up to the accident. more