Two Floatplanes Collide in Ketchikan, Alaska; Kills 5 People and Leaves 10 Injured

Updated On 14 May, 2019 Published On

Two floatplanes recently collided midair near Ketchikan, Alaska which killed five people and injured 10 others in a crash which took place on Monday, 13th May 2019.

The Coast Guard reported that one civilian has gone missing and efforts are being made to retrieve the lost one.


CAPTION: Ketchikan, Alaska

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According to a report, about 14 civilians were onboard the two floatplanes and were passengers from Royal Princess, a cruise ship.

The cruise ship was on a trip from Vancouver, Canada to Anchorage, Alaska. 

The reasons behind their crash are unknown, according to an email sent by the spokesperson of Federal Aviation Administration to The Associated Press.

According to Cindy Cicchetti, the captain of Royal Princess announced the floatplanes crash on Monday.

She further informed that the ship was not departing as scheduled earlier and the passengers are unsure as to how the accident would affect the rest of the trip.

The National Transportation Safety Board is sending a crew from Washington to investigate the collision.

Weather forecast in Ketchikan, Alaska on Monday reported high overcast skies with winds blowing at 9 mph (14 kph).