This afternoon Harold and I stopped out at the airport to see what was happening. Arctic Transportation Services was there with a CASA C-212.
This is the largest plane that we normally see in Brevig. It is a twin engine turbo prop that can carry 5500 lbs of freight. ATS flies this plane into Brevig three times a week. They normally just have freight for the store, mail for the post office, or boxes that have been shipped UPS.
Today they were hauling metal posts for the guard rail that is being installed on one of the new roads in town. As they were unloading the posts out of the back of the plane, we noticed that they had a flat tire. The pilots ended up spending the rest of the day waiting for someone to fly a spare tire out for them.