Air East

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Air East
Founded 1967
Hubs Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
Fleet size 2
Headquarters Johnstown, Pennsylvania, United States

Air East was an airline based at Johnstown-Cambria County Airport, Johnstown, Pennsylvania, USA. It was established in 1967 and is a charter and FBO operator.

On April 26, 1970, Air East inaugurated six daily passenger flights under the Allegheny Commuter brand.[1]

Incidents and accidents[edit]

  • On January 6, 1974, an Air East Beechcraft 99A crashed short of the runway at Johnstown, Pennsylvania after it failed to maintain flying speed and made a premature descent below the safe approach slope for reasons undetermined. Of the 15 passengers and two crew members on board, 11 passengers and one crew member were killed.[2]


The Air East fleet consists of the following aircraft (at August 2006):[3]


  1. ^ Aviation Subcommittee, United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (1971). Local Air Service to Small Communities: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Aviation. United States Government Printing Office. p. 402. 
  2. ^ "Accident details". Plane Crash Info. Archived from the original on 26 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-09-01. 
  3. ^ Flight International, 3–9 October 2006