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WorldTwo floatplanes collide in midair near Ketchikan, Alaska; 6 people missing, 10 injured

04:30  14 may  2019
04:30  14 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Six people are missing after two floatplanes collided in midair on Monday near the southeast Alaska town All 10 people are receiving treatment at Peace Health's Ketchikan Medical Center. In 2015, a floatplane crashed into a mountain northeast of Ketchikan , killing all nine people aboard.

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The pilot on each plane was flying cruise ship passengers on tours, Princess Cruises said in a statement. One of the planes carried 11 people and the other plane carried five, according to authorities.

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One person is in critical condition, three are in serious condition and six people are in fair condition, Peace Health Communications Director Beverly Mayhew told USA TODAY. All 10 people are receiving treatment at Peace Health's Ketchikan Medical Center.

Two floatplanes collide in midair near Ketchikan, Alaska; 6 people missing, 10 injured© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc. The planes crashed under unknown circumstances, said Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer. One person is missing from the de Havilland Otter DHC-3, and all five people aboard the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver have yet to be found.

Two floatplanes collide in midair near Ketchikan, Alaska; 6 people missing, 10 injured© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

The crashes happened amid flightseeing season, the Anchorage Daily News reported, and both planes involved are frequently flown by Alaska air taxi services.

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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA - Six people are missing after two floatplanes collided in midair Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan , injuring 10 The Coast Guard said the 11th person on board that plane is missing . Five people were aboard the other plane , a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.

Five people are dead and 10 others hospitalized after two floatplanes collided in midair on Monday (May 13) near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan .

Weather conditions at the time of the crash included high overcast skies with 9 mph southeast winds.

In 2015, a floatplane crashed into a mountain northeast of Ketchikan, killing all nine people aboard. The pilot got disoriented in cloudy weather while his company pressured him to get back to a cruise ship before it departed, federal investigators determined.

During the eight years before the accident, Alaska recorded four fatal air-tour flight crashes involving cruise ship passengers, said Robert Sumwalt, the Acting Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board when the investigation finished.

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