Ketchikan has gone back to work after a plane crash June 25 killed eight tourists, and its skies are once again buzzing with floatplanes. The crash was an off-limits topic at the many other flying services in town.
It could be weeks before investigators are able to move aircraft wreckage from the rugged site of a Southeast Alaska plane crash that killed nine people on a sightseeing tour out of Ketchikan Thursday.Michelle Theriault Boots
Alaska State Troopers said a Ketchikan man who was boating while intoxicated also drove a truck and trailer in the marina parking lot and ramp. He was charged with two DUI counts in the incident.Megan Edge
A Wasilla pilot died after being hit by a spinning propeller in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve Thursday morning, according to a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board.Megan Edge,Jerzy Shedlock
It takes approximately eight minutes and 52 seconds for a shuttle carrying astronauts to the International Space Station to get to space, according to astronaut Steve Swanson, who visited Ketchikan earlier this month.Megan Petersen