Plane lands safely
January 23, 2008
Ketchikan, Alaska - Alaska Airlines Flight 64 safely touched
down in Ketchikan Sunday evening after an emergency was declared
just prior to landing at Ketchikan International Airport. According
to initial reports, there was a problem with the plane's flaps.
Ketchikan Fire Department had emergency crews standing by. North
and South Tongass Volunteer Fire Departments were also called
to stand by their stations.
Chief Liepfert (sitting
in truck) and other members of the Ketchikan Fire Department
relax after the successful landing of Flight 64.
Photograph by Dave Hull
The flight was heading from Anchorage to Seattle Sunday when
a mechanical emergency was declared after the plane departed
from Petersburg, one of its several scheduled stops in Southeast
The jet bypassed its next scheduled
stop at Wrangell and proceeded to Ketchikan International Airport's
longer runway. Ketchikan was also a scheduled stop.
An investigation is under way.
There were no injuries reported.
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