5 dead, 1 missing after floatplanes carrying cruise-goers collide in Alaska

A small private plane

Two sightseeing planes collided Monday afternoon off the coast of Alaska, leaving at least four people dead, the Coast Guard said.

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and loved ones of the Canadian citizen who died in Alaska", the department said.

The smaller plane was partially submerged in the shore of George Inlet after the single-engine plane overturned and hit some trees before crashing, according to Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens. "Princess Cruises is extending its full support to traveling companions of the guests involved", Princess Cruises said in its statement.

Global Affairs Canada did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the company's statement that the Canadian was among those missing.

Princess Cruises in its release said two passengers and the pilot were among those killed in this plane. "For the folks we're looking for, the challenge that they're dealing with is cold water".

He said the area is en route to the Misty Fjords National Monument, a popular and active spot for sightseeing flights.

A pilot and eight cruise ship passengers died June 25, 2015, when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter operated by Promech Air Inc. crashed into mountainous terrain about 24 miles (38 kilometers) from Ketchikan, also as it was returning from Misty Fjords.

Three of those found dead were aboard the Beaver plane.

A Utah man is among the victims of a deadly plane collision that occurred in Alaska Monday.

One patient was listed in critical condition, and the others were in fair or good condition, according to Mischa Chernick, a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center.

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The 10 injured initially were taken to Peace Health's Ketchikan Medical Center with four flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with one person remaining in serious condition and three in satisfactory condition.

Local emergency responders worked with state and federal agencies and private vessels to help rescue and recover victims.

The Coast Guard, which is leading the investigation, said 10 people were rescued following the collision between a Beaver floatplane and an Otter floatplane.

The Beaver appears to have broken apart in midair, according to Jerry Kiffer, duty incident commander of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad.

"A case like this, we will search as long as we can", he said.

One of the planes was operated by Taquan Air, which said it has suspended all scheduled flights and is cooperating fully with investigators.

"Our community is heartbroken over this tragedy and its devastating impact on so many families", Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor David Landis said in the news release.

It's not known how the planes collided. National Transportation Safety Board investigators were on their way from Washington, D.C., to the crash site.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.

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