A sightseeing tour of two small planes turned into tragedy Monday when they collided over Alaskan waters, killing at least six people aboard and injuring 10 more.
The planes were carrying flightseeing tourists from the Princess Cruise Lines that confirmed the crash. One small plane had five people aboard, four tourists and the pilot. All were killed on that plane, according to media reports. The other plane was flown by a local flightseeing operator and had a pilot and 10 passengers aboard who were on a Princess Cruise excursion as well. That plane was returning from a trip to the Misty Fjords National Monument.
The crash occurred in Ketchikan, Alaska, near British Columbia, Canada, about 1:30 p.m. Monday (May 13, 2019).
The cause of the planes crashing is still unknown, according to Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Allen Kenitzer.
Clifford Law Offices has represented a number of families who lost loved ones or who have been injured in small plane and helicopter crashes, including that of a helicopter that crashed in Alaska in June 1999, killing two teenage brothers who were aboard. The law firm hired experts that helped to determine the cause of that crash.