Molly Lubbers, KRBD - Ketchikan

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NTSB: Pilot in fatal Ketchikan floatplane crash had prior accident one month ago

The pilot of a sightseeing plane that crashed last week near Ketchikan, killing all six on board, was involved in another accident less than a month earlier, according to federal investigators. 
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Cluster of COVID-19 cases sends Metlakatla into lockdown

The Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla has gone into lockdown after confirming seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
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Coast Guard rescues 2 from second Misty Fjords floatplane crash

The crash site — about 40 miles southeast of Ketchikan — is in the same vicinity as Thursday’s fatal sightseeing crash.
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Weather slows recovery efforts at site of plane crash that killed 6 near Ketchikan

Poor weather conditions early Friday in the Misty Fjords area hampered the recovery of a crash that killed six people the day before, state public safety officials say.
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Six dead after flightseeing plane crash near Ketchikan, weather hampering recovery

Five passengers and a pilot have died in a flightseeing plane crash near Ketchikan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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Clusters of coronavirus cases tied to Ketchikan nursing home, long-term care facility

A wave of COVID-19 cases in Ketchikan is connected to long-term care and assisted-living facilities, with at least two dozen people testing positive.
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Meet T146D, the killer whale who freed itself after stranding on Prince of Wales Island

The orca hasn’t been spotted since it freed itself Thursday. Or at least, no one has seen it and identified it as T146D again.