Alaska Floatplanes crash – Leaves 5 Dead and One Missing

On Monday in the noontime, while taking the travelers, two floatplanes of a cruise trip crashed mid-air in Alaska.

The disaster killed at least five of the occupants on the floatplanes and one of them unreckoned for. The mishap occurred at around 1 pm at Ketchikan, a south-east town of Alaska.

Just after the two floatplanes started off with 14 explorers from a cruise named the Royal Princess disaster struck.

The exact reason for the accident has not yet been clearly understood. The weather conditions at the region had been highly overcast with the winds at 9 miles per hour.

That may be one of the reasons for the mishap, though no official confirmation of any sort has arrived as of now from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Well, the information about the accident was reported by the Princess Cruises. And the local search teams and the US Coast Guard has stated that around nine passengers have been rescued so far and five have been confirmed to be dead.

It should be noted that the pilot of one of the planes is one among the dead.

Meanwhile, affected passengers are receiving medical attention at the hospitals across the region. The names of the deceased have not yet been announced.

The mishap took place between a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de Havilland Otter DHC-3.

The Otter was operated by Taquan Air and it should be noted that this is not the first incident that the Taquan Air operated aircraft have gone through the accidents.

There have been similar crashes reported in 2007, 2015 and 2018.

The National Transportation Safety Board has stated that it will be investigating the reasons for the mishap.

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