Published time: 14 May, 2019 03:12 Edited time: 14 May, 2019 03:14
Two seaplanes carrying a total of 16 people have collided midair and crashed into waters off Ketchikan City, Alaska. While ten people miraculously survived the incident, at least five were killed and another one is still missing.
Five people have been confirmed dead after a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and de Havilland DHC-3 Otter collided and crashed near a popular tourist lodge on Monday.
#breaking: Princess Cruises says 5 people are dead, including 4 Royal Princess guests and pilot after Taquan float plane crashed about 8 nautical miles from Ketchikan, Alaska. The plane was flying a shore excursion sold through Princess Cruises.
Princess Cruises Statement below. pic.twitter.com/CTssjYrJIA
— Preston Phillips (@PrestonTVNews) May 14, 2019
Meanwhile ten people were accounted for, the Coast Guard said in a statement, amid an ongoing search and rescue effort. One of the survivors was reported in critical condition, three are in serious condition and six people are in fair condition, authorities said earlier.
My parents are on the cruise ship in Alaska and are in shock. They just sent this announcement that the ship’s captain made to the passengers. 💔 Everyone on the ship is in shock and heartbroken about what happened. pic.twitter.com/paNnhwGHQE
— AliceInWonderland (@TheHollyFields) May 14, 2019
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