On Thursday, the USCG announced that in south-east Alaska a tourist aircraft crashed killing all six people on board.
When the aircraft collapsed near Ketchikan’s National Monument, Coast Guard, and the FAA, the emergency warning light was activated about 11:20 a.m. Airport alert. A helicopter agency reported seeing waste on a neighboring slope, and the wreckage was discovered around 14.40 p.m. Coast Guard team members. The group claimed two Coast Guard planes had dropped a rescue swimmer to the location, but they discovered no survivors.
At the time of the disaster, the names of the people murdered in the catastrophe were retained. Thursday and Friday, Alaskan State Troopers and volunteers in the Ketchikan Volunteer Restoration School will coordinate its recovery efforts.
Southeast Aviation, LLC owned A de Havilland Beaver, the plane involved in the incident.
The company said that the loss of six people has shattered their hearts and that it thinks about and prays for the families of the five passengers on board the airplane, and for their dear friend and pilot. It further said that they are supporting first responders and the police forces, including the USCG, the AST, and the NTSB
The five passengers of the aircraft were from Nieuw Amsterdam, the Holland America Line, the agency said in a statement. The ship called in Ketchikan on Thursday following the airplane disaster and delayed its departure in the afternoon. The company said it will offer visitors and employees counseling options.
The statement stated that an independent tour operator offered the float flight and was not promoted by Holland America Line.
Ketchikan is a frequent cruise ships’ stop to Alaska, and while passengers are in town, cruise ships may take part in a range of excursions.
The National Monument to Misty Fjords is a small aircraft tour where glacier valleys, snow-covered peaks and lakes are seen by visitors in the wilderness area.
Two of the 16 people were killed in a 2019 tourist aircraft that crashed in flight.
The business provides sightseeing tours and aircraft charters to neighboring communities in southeast Alaska to Misty Fjords National monument, as well as to bear viewing sites.
The operator of the aircraft told the coast guard that a pilot and 5 passengers were on board, according to Wadlow.
Wadlow has no aircraft time information. The weather was foggy and rainy with a 900-meter cloud ceiling. Visibility was reported to be 2 miles and 8 mph of winds by the Coastguard.
An inquiry team is being sent by the NTSB. The team will be arriving in Alaska on Friday.
The FAA does an inquiry as well.