Pilot killed in plane crash near Ketchikan

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska According to the U-S Coast Guard another plane crashed near Ketchikan earlier on Thursday, killing the pilot. The plane was reported overdue by Ketchikan Flight Services Station just after 3PM. The plane, which had been in communication with the flight tower an hour before it was reported missing, was near Blank Inlet on the eastern side of Gravina Island at the time of communication. The pilot was the only person on board the plane.