Photo of view of the airplane looking northwest.

​​View of the airplane looking northwest.

Runway Overrun, PenAir flight 3296

Investigation Details

What Happened

On October 17, 2019, about 1740 Alaska daylight time, PenAir flight 3296, a Saab 2000, N686PA, overran the runway while landing at the Thomas Madsen Airport (PADU), Unalaska, Alaska. The airplane p​assed through the airport perimeter fence, crossed a road, and came to rest on shoreline rocks. Of the 42 passengers and crewmembers on board, 1 passenger was fatally injured, and several other passengers sustained serious or minor injuries. The airplane received substantial damage. The regularly scheduled domestic passenger flight was operating under the provisions of 14 Code of Federal Regulations Part 121 from Ted Stevens International Airport (KANC), Anchorage, Alaska, to PADU.


The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has issued an investigative update for the October 17 runway overrun at Tom Madsen Airport, Unalaska Alaska (Port of Dutch Harbor).

PenAir runway overrun Investigative Update (November 15, 2019)