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Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crashes (Ketchikan)

Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crashes (Ketchikan)

Old Jun 26, 15, 6:28 pm
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Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crashes (Ketchikan)


Misty Fiords National Monument, Lake Ella.
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Old Jun 29, 15, 6:55 am
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Old Jun 29, 15, 10:06 am
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To summarize, the eight Holland America Westerdam passengers killed had purchased their air excursions through Holland America. The aircraft crashed "against a rock face above remote Ella Lake in Misty Fjords National Monument" about 20 miles NE of Ketchikan.

The single engine turboprop DHC-3 turbo Otter floatplane was operating the “Misty Fjords Wilderness Cruise & Flight,” a three-hour tour from downtown Ketchikan into Misty Fjords priced at $339 per person, which included "a 30-minute floatplane flight in a bush plane,” according to Ketchikan charter and sightseeing operator of the Turbo Otter Promech Air.

The aircraft has been fastened in place with cabling due to the remote and hazardous crash site. The incident is under investigation by the U.S. NTSB.
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