The NTSB says a key component appears to have failed before the Otter crash in Washington, and the agency is calling on regulators to require operators to inspect their planes before their next flights.
Commercial aviation is essential to life here. It’s also home to a growing share of the country’s deadly crashes.
Alaska has made up a growing share of the country’s crashes involving small commercial aircraft, according to an investigation by KUCB and ProPublica.
NTSB: Requiring onboard alert systems could have prevented 2019 midair collision near Ketchikan
Two pilots whose planes collided near Ketchikan in 2019 were unable to see or detect each other until a midair crash was unavoidable.
Ketchikan businesses reckon with another summer without cruise ships
Some Ketchikan businesses managed to limp through 2020 but wonder how they’ll survive a second season without cruise visitors.
Cruise industry, business figures push back against Ketchikan head tax proposal
Ketchikan’s proposed change to its cruise passenger head tax has met with opposition from the cruise industry and some local business owners.
Federal investigators release documents, data for May 2019 floatplane crash near Metlakatla
Witnesses told investigators that wind appeared to push the 1959 DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver to the right as it touched down at the seaplane base near Metlakatla.
Documents: pilots had just seconds to see each other before fatal George Inlet crash
One plane was not capable of receiving alerts about nearby aircraft and was not transmitting data about its own altitude to the other plane.
NTSB releases preliminary report for Metlakatla floatplane crash
The preliminary report on the fatal May 20 floatplane crash near Metlakatla was released by the National Transportation Safety Board on Friday.
Victims in floatplane crash near Metlakatla identified
A federal investigation into Monday’s fatal floatplane crash near Metlakatla has begun, and both victims have been identified.
Two dead after floatplane crashes near Metlakatla
Two people are dead after a floatplane operated by Taquan Air went down near Annette Island late Monday afternoon.