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Location: Aniak
Type: Terroristic Threatening / Attempted Assault Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On July 7, 2021, at approximately 1444 hours, Alaska State Troopers in Aniak were notified that a passenger on a commercial aircraft attempted to crash the plane. A preliminary investigation revealed that 18-year-old Bethel resident Jaden Lake-Kameroff was on a commercial flight from Bethel to Aniak with a total of six souls on board. During the flight, Jaden got up from his seat and took control of the yoke causing the Cessna Caravan to nosedive. The pilot was able to regain control of the aircraft with the assistance of passengers who pulled Jaden away from the yoke. The passengers subdued Jaden while the pilot landed the aircraft safely in Aniak. Alaska State Troopers in Aniak responded and arrested Jaden on charges of Terroristic Threatening in the 2nd degree, five counts of Attempted Assault in the 1st degree, and four counts of Assault in the 3rd Degree. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was notified of the incident.

Posted on 7/8/2021 8:47:41 AM by DPS\ajmcdaniel

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