Aviation

Two Anchorage men were critically injured when a small plane flying over the Iron Dog snowmachine race crashed near Rainy Pass Lodge on Alaska's Iditarod Trail.Colleen Mondor
Wildfires are responsible for the delay in the National Transportation Safety Board’s recovery efforts of the sightseeing plane that crashed and killed nine people Thursday near Ketchikan, an NTSB official said.Nathaniel Herz
A federal agency installed weather cameras and took other steps in Alaska in recent years to aid the safety of sightseeing planes like the one that crashed last week and killed all nine people aboard, officials said.Becky Bohrer
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
Small planes are big business for the cruise industry, including some of the largest tour companies in the world, such as Holland America Line and Princess Cruises.Pat Forgey
A small plane skidded off the runway after a hard landing at Anchorage's Merrill Field airport Saturday afternoon, according to the Anchorage Police Department, leading to the closure of one of the airport's three runways.Alaska Dispatch News
NTSB investigators on Saturday arrived at the cliff-side wreckage of Thursday’s plane crash that killed nine people on a sightseeing tour of Misty Fjords National Monument as details emerged about the pilot and passengers. Nathaniel Herz
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