An Alaska Airlines / Horizon jet is stuck on the apron to the runway in Dillingham, where conditions were so windy and icy that the plane could not be brought to the terminal on Sunday.
The pilot did an engine shutdown of Horizon Flight 2211 because she could not control the aircraft, according to sources on the ground.
The passengers were evacuated with a forklift in an approved disabled passenger lift, five people at a time, according to MRAK sources. The plane then proceeded to remain without power overnight and the wings have reportedly iced up. Dillingham has no de-icing equipment.
The image above is from Monday night’s FAA camera in Dillingham, showing the aircraft to the right.
This story has been updated with information from Alaska Airlines, as of 9:55 am Alaska Time, Jan. 25. The plan has since departed Dillingham.