Six cruise guests confirmed dead following Alaska floatplane midair collision
Local authorities confirmed the death toll following a midair collision has risen to six, including four Americans, one Australian and one Canadian.
Ten additional guests on the planes survived the accident and received medical attention.
The accident occurred when two floatplanes collided in midair on Monday, about eight nautical miles from Ketchikan. Both planes were carrying Princess Cruises guests from the Royal Princess cruise ship.
Princess Cruises expressed their regret via Twitter.
(1/2)We are deeply saddened by the tragic plane accident in Ketchikan yesterday, and are offering our full support to the investigating authorities as well as the traveling companions of guests involved.— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) May 14, 2019
(2/2)We immediately activated our Princess Care Team in the region and will provide updates as we know more.— Princess Cruises (@PrincessCruises) May 14, 2019
Royal Princess is sailing a 'Voyage of the Glaciers' cruise that departed Vancouver, BC, on May 11 and is scheduled to arrive in Whitter on May 18.