Molly Lubbers, KRBD - Ketchikan
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.
The Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla has gone into lockdown after confirming seven new COVID-19 cases on Monday.
The crash site — about 40 miles southeast of Ketchikan — is in the same vicinity as Thursday’s fatal sightseeing crash.
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.
Five passengers and a pilot have died in a flightseeing plane crash near Ketchikan, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
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.
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.