‘Pandemic of snow’: Alaska hit by record snowfall

A “pandemic of snow” has covered a city in Alaska, causing the roofs of commercial buildings to collapse – with officials urging residents to get out their shovels to avoid a similar fate at home. Home to just under 300,000 people, Anchorage is no stranger to cold winters. But this time, the city has already […]

Four killed after helicopter crashes into lake in Alaska

Four bodies have been recovered from the wreckage of a helicopter that crashed into a shallow lake in Alaska last week, authorities have said. Search and rescue divers recovered the bodies of a helicopter pilot and three scientists from the water on the remote North Slope. The 1996 Bell 206 helicopter crashed last Thursday while […]

Three soldiers dead and one injured as two US army helicopters crash in Alaska

Two of the soldiers died at the scene, with the third dying while on the way to hospital. A fourth soldier is being treated in hospital for injuries following the crash on Thursday, which involved two AH-64 Apache helicopters returning from a training flight in the Healy region of the northwestern state. The soldiers’ identities […]