On Thursday October 17th 2019, a Saab 2000, registered N686PA, was substantially damaged when it experienced a runway excursion after landing on runway 13 at Unalaska Airport, Alaska.

The aircraft departed Anchorage at 15:15 hours local time, bound for Unalaska. The first approach to the airport was aborted and a second approach was performed. The aircraft touched down on runway 13 about 17:40 hours local time, but failed to come to a stop on the runway; it overran the end of the runway, crossed a road and came to rest on a rocky surface at the edge of the water of Dutch Harbor. Propeller blades of the No. 1 engine broke off, puncturing the fuselage. Two people were critically injured, with one passenger dying of injuries the next day.

Below are a few pictures taken shortly after the accident:

Ravn Alaska, the parent company of PenAir, reported and updated the accident multiple times on social media:

On behalf of PenAir, Ravn Air Group and all our employees throughout the company, we would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and loved ones of our passenger who passed away.

Dave Pflieger, the president of Ravn Air Group

The NTSB and the FAA also reported the accident and the NTSB has already sent a team of 9 to Unalaska:

The Saab 2000, registered N686PA (MSN 017), made its first flight on April 9th 1995 and is currently 24 years and 7 months old. It is equipped with 2 Allison AE2100A engines. The full history of the aircraft is below:

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