The man was a passenger scheduled on a Shared Services flight headed to Deadhorse Sunday afternoon.
Shared Services is a "co-venture between ConocoPhillips and BP" used to transport more than 20,000 employees and contract workers every month between Anchorage, Fairbanks and the North Slope, Burnett said.
Burnett says initial investigation confirms the item was "a device typically used for avalanche control" and that "no ill will (was) intended."READ MORE