U.S.|Plane Crash successful Alaska Kills 6 People
Five of the six radical connected the tiny craft had been traveling connected a Holland America Line cruise, the institution said successful a statement.
Aug. 6, 2021, 12:37 a.m. ET
Six people, including 5 passengers who had been connected a cruise ship, were killed connected Thursday greeting erstwhile a tiny level they were successful crashed successful Alaska, the authorities said.
A chopper unit from the U.S. Coast Guard located the wreckage adjacent Ketchikan soon aft 2:30 p.m. and lowered 2 rescue swimmers to the scene, who reported nary survivors, according to the statement.
One aviator and 5 passengers were connected the aircraft, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver, according to statements from the Coast Guard and the Federal Aviation Administration.
The craft had departed from Misty Fjords for Ketchikan, an country astir 300 miles southbound of Juneau. The web of waterways and expansive views of earthy wilderness person helped marque it a popular destination for tourists.
Around 11:19 a.m. section time, thing went wrong, and the level crashed astir 8 miles northeast of Ketchikan, according to the Coast Guard and the F.A.A. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.
Officials did not place the radical killed.
The 5 passengers connected the level had been traveling connected a Holland America Line cruise vessel called the Nieuw Amsterdam, according to a statement from the company.
“We tin corroborate that a interval level carrying 5 guests from Nieuw Amsterdam was progressive successful an mishap successful Ketchikan, and determination are nary survivors,” the institution said. “It was an autarkic circuit not sold by Holland America Line. Our thoughts and prayers are with the household and friends of the victims.”
A telephone connection near for Holland America Line was not instantly returned connected Thursday evening. The level was operated by Southeast Aviation, according to a spokesperson for Holland America Line, The Anchorage Daily News reported.
Efforts to scope Southeast Aviation connected Thursday evening by email and telephone were not instantly successful.