Ketchikan is a city in and the borough seat of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough of Alaska. It is the state's southeasternmost major settlement. Downtown Ketchikan is a National Historic District. With a population at the 2010 census of 8,050, it is the fifth-most populous city in the state, and tenth-most populous community when census-designated places are included. The surrounding borough, encompassing suburbs both north and south of the city along the Tongass Highway, plus small rural settlements accessible mostly by water, registered a population of 13,477 in that same census. Estimates put the 2017 population at 13,754 people. Incorporated on August 25, 1900, Ketchikan is the earliest extant incorporated city in Alaska, because consolidation or unification elsewhere in Alaska resulted in dissolution of those communities' city governments. Ketchikan is located on Revillagigedo Island, so named in 1793 by Captain George Vancouver.
For the second time in a week, a small airline in Alaska has suspended all flights after a deadly crash involving one of its planes. Two people were killed when a plane went down in Ketchikan. Jonathan.. CBS News - Published
Two people are dead after a small Alaska-based airline's third crash in less than a year. The floatplane crash Monday is the second deadly incident for Taquan Air in a week. The plane went down in the.. CBS News - Published
Reuters reports Searchers found the bodies of the last two Alaska seaplane crash victims on Tuesday evening, after a hunt through the debris and frigid waters following a mid-air collision that killed..
Responders in Ketchikan, Alaska recovered the wreckage of the larger of the two planes that collided this week, according to federal accident investigators. It was lifted onto a barge. Officials say.. USATODAY.com - Published
At least four people were killed when two sightseeing planes collided near the town of Ketchikan. Crews are still searching for two others who went missing. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. CBS News - Published
A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes. Four people were killed.. WorldNews - Published