Dead, 1 Missing After Alaska Floatplanes Collide

2 Floatplanes Crash Off Alaska 5 Dead 1 missing 10 in Hospital Reports

2 Floatplanes Crash Off Alaska 5 Dead 1 missing 10 in Hospital Reports

Six people were injured in the crash landings near Ketchikan while conducting sightseeing tours in George Inlet.

US Coast Guard spokesman Jon-Paul Rios said of the 10 hospitalised in Ketchikan, one was in critical condition.

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

In his Facebook post to family and friends, O'Neill said the mood aboard the Princess Cruises ship was subdued last night and that he appreciates the care and concern everyone has shown.

A popular activity is flightseeing in Misty Fjords National Monument to view the lakes, snowcapped peaks and glacier valleys in the wilderness area.

All 14 passengers on both floatplanes were from the cruise ship Royal Princess, which was on a seven-day trip from Vancouver to Anchorage and operated by Princess Cruises.

At the time of this collision, the National Weather Service says there was 16 kilometres of visibility and it was partly cloudy with 14 km/h southeast winds.

Taquan Air, a regional airline flying one of the planes, canceled all flights while the crash is being investigated.

Search crews say they expect to recover the wreckage on Wednesday.

A US coast guard helicopter crew hovers while searching for survivors of the collision near George Inlet on Monday.

One person died after being unable to escape the Otter as it sank.

The de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver floatplane flew off course, despite clear conditions, and nosedived into the Hawkesbury River north of Sydney, killing the pilot and five members of a British family on board.

"We are deeply saddened to report this news and our thoughts and prayers are with those who lost their lives and the families of those impacted by today's accident", Princess Cruises said in a statement.

The names of passengers killed have not been released; one was identified as a Canadian citizen.

Authorities have confirmed there were three fatalities from the independent air tour, two guests and the pilot, who were Americans.

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

He said the plane's tail and section of the fuselage were 900 feet from the aircraft's floats, which landed near shore. Ten people were taken to a Ketchikan hospital.

Randy Sullivan, 46-year-old male, pilot, from Ketchikan, Alaska.

In June 2015, a pilot and eight passengers had died when a de Havilland DHC-3 Otter, operated by Promech Air Inc, crashed into mountainous terrain about 39km from Ketchikan.

The Coast Guard is investigating the incident and the NTSB is launching a Go Team to the area.

The cruise ship had left Vancouver for Anchorage on Saturday and is scheduled to return on May 25.

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