Tom at Work, a set on Flickr.
This weekend’s project was getting the USFWS Beaver airplane back to Bethel Safely. The engine blew up when the pilot was trying to deliver over 1,000 lbs of fuel and supplies to a bird research station on the coast. The pilot executed a perfect emergency landing saving the plane, sans engine, and gear. The plane was transported from the coast back to Bethel by helicopter. The troopers picked up the two USFWS staff waiting for a ride back to Bethel at the from the camp. The Beaver is scheduled to get a new engine and be back in the air in days! What a great team at YK Delta Refuge.