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USTwo dead after float plane crashes in Alaska

07:00  21 may  2019
07:00  21 may  2019 Source:   nbcnews.com

5 dead, 1 missing after floatplanes carrying cruise-goers collide in Alaska

5 dead, 1 missing after floatplanes carrying cruise-goers collide in Alaska The two planes that collided mid-air over Alaska were carrying 14 passengers from a seven-day roundtrip cruise out of Vancouver.

Two float planes carrying tourists from a cruise ship docked in Ketchikan Alaska collided on Monday. Ten people are in hospital with four confirmed deaths and two still unaccounted for.

Two float planes carrying tourists from a cruise ship docked in Ketchikan Alaska collided on Monday. Ten people are in hospital with four confirmed deaths and two still unaccounted for.

Two dead after float plane crashes in Alaska© Aerial Leask Image: Floatplane crash

A pilot and a passenger are dead after the float plane they were in crashed in a harbor near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, authorities said.

They were the only people on board the Taquan Beaver Floatplane when it crashed in Metlatkatla Harbor around 4 p.m., Ketchikan Gateway Borough officials said in a statement. Metlakatla is south of Ketchikan.

The circumstances of the crash and the identities of those killed were not immediately released by the borough.

A week ago, another Taquan Air float plane was involved in a deadly crash. A mid-air collision on May 13 killed six people near Ketchikan, in the far southeastern part of the state.

4 dead, 2 missing, 10 hospitalized after midair collision

4 dead, 2 missing, 10 hospitalized after midair collision The U.S. Coast Guard is investigating the incident.

Two float planes carrying tourists from a cruise ship docked in Ketchikan Alaska collided on Monday. Ten people are in hospital with four confirmed deaths and two still unaccounted for.

Five people have been killed after two float planes have crashed near Ketchikan, Alaska . The planes were carrying passengers from a cruise ship that

The planes were carrying passengers from a cruise ship, officials have said. The Taquan Air plane had 10 passengers and a pilot on board, and one passenger died, the company has said.

The other plane was a Mountain Air plane with five people aboard, including the pilot, officials have said.

Ten people were rescued after that collision.

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A preliminary report says a pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people. The National Transportation Safety Board says in the report released Wednesday that the two planes carrying Alaska cruise ship passengers were returning from a flightseeing tour of Misty Fjords when the collision occurred May 13 northeast of Ketchikan. (Ryan Sinkey via AP, File) ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A pilot saw a flash on his left side just before his plane collided with another plane in Alaska, killing six people, according to a preliminary accident report released Wednesday.

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