Latest Kodiak News

Witnesses: Plane that crashed near Kodiak spiraled downward

Dec. 08, 2021 17:31 PM EST

KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Witnesses said an amateur-built kit airplane made a steep right turn and “entered a spiraling descent” before crashing shortly after take-off from an airport in Kodiak, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board. The...

Winds whip up volcanic ash from 1912 eruption in Alaska

Nov. 17, 2021 22:36 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Volcano scientists issued an alert Wednesday, warning that a cloud of ash — from an eruption more than century ago — was headed toward Alaska’s Kodiak Island. The ash is from the powerful 1912 eruption of Novarupta, a volcano on the Alaska...

1 person killed when small kit airplane crashes in Alaska

Nov. 08, 2021 14:39 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot died when his amateur-built kit airplane crashed near an elementary school in Alaska on Sunday, officials said. The pilot was the only person on board the Wag-Aero 2+2 when it crashed soon after taking off from the Kodiak Municipal...