Five Dead In Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash

A sightseeing plane carrying two couples and a pilot crashed Tuesday in an Alaskan mountain range killing all on board. The passengers had been traveling on Princess Cruises' Sun Princess and were partaking in a Misty Fjords shore excursion. The single-engine floatplane was operated by Ketchikan-based Taquan Air and took off shortly before 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The plane was last spotted around 5 p.m. at an estimated elevation of 2,300 feet. Coast Guard helicopter crews searched the heavily forested area of Misty Fjords National Monument late Tuesday, but said there were no survivors. Princess Cruises says it has cut off all tours with Taquan Air at this time.

Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

Carnival Cruise Line said that it is still evaluating its options for deploying a ship in San Juan after 2022. More here.

The ship will remain alongside in Cambodia as the cruise line reviews its future itineraries. Here’s the latest.

The passengers were an 87-year-old Japanese man and an 84-year-old Japanese woman with underlying health issues. Here’s the latest.