Five dead after two planes carrying cruise ship passengers collide in Alaska

Five dead after two planes carrying cruise ship passengers collide in Alaska

A 37-year-old Richmond woman has been identified as one of the six people killed when two float planes crashed into each other near Ketchikan on Monday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

The Ketchikan Daily News reported injured passengers were being taken to a nearby lodge, where the local emergency medical services department was staging.

The Coast Guard had a cutter onsite and planned to work overnight to find the missing.

Both planes were carrying guests from Royal Princess, which is now sailing a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise that departed Vancouver on Saturday, May 11 for Anchorage, Alaska. Multiple other passengers were injured.

A 14-member NTSB team of investigators will try to determine what caused the crash, Homendy said during a news conference Tuesday.

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the crash said the "multiple aircraft accident" occurred in Coon Cove near George's Inlet, involving a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de Havilland Otter DC-3. "For the folks we're looking for, the challenge that they're dealing with is cold water".

The other was a single-engine de Havilland Otter, operated by Taquan Air, had the pilot and nine tourists on board. In Ketchikan Medical Center, three are in good condition and three have been discharged.

Three of the four who died were among the five people aboard the Beaver, according to Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens. Authorities are still searching for one more person.

Sri Lanka imposes nationwide curfew as anti-Muslim riots spread
The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attacks, which were carried out by a local radicalized Muslim group. Muslims constitute some 10% of Sri Lanka's 22 million people; Christians make up around 7.5% of the population.

Nevada Elderly Man Pushed Off Bus Dies From Injuries, Woman Charged
The Las Vegas Review-Journal, citing police, reported that Fournier was offered medical assistance at the scene but he declined. Bishop then pushed Fournier forcefully with both hands, causing him to fall and hit his head on the concrete sidewalk below.

Keanu Reeves profoundly answers one of the most hard questions
Film favourite Keanu Reeves has further endeared himself with an incredible reflection on mortality. The same is true of the John Wick crossover event that I assume is set to take place this weekend.

Neither of the single-engine planes was under air traffic control when they collided, Kenitzer said. The plane was operated by Promech Air.

Two sightseeing planes that crashed in Alaska collided at about the 3,300-foot (1,006-meter) level, the National Transportation Safety Board announced shortly after an elite team arrived Tuesday from Washington, D.C., to investigate the crash.

"We are devastated by today's incident and our hearts go out to our passengers and their families", it said in a statement. "At this time, we are in the midst of an active crisis response, and our focus is on assisting these passengers, the pilot, our staff, their families and loved ones, and first responders".

"The second float plane involved was operating an independent flight tour carrying four additional guests from Royal Princess along with a pilot".

A passenger on the cruise told the Associated Press the ship is not leaving as scheduled and there weren't any details as to how the accident will affect the rest of the trip.

Ketchikan is on a cruise ship route on Alska's southeastern coast.

The cruise was on a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers that departed Vancouver on May 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday, May 18.

Related Articles