Alaska Floatplanes Collide, 4 Confirmed Dead, 2 Missing

Two people are missing and four have been confirmed dead after two floatplanes collided near Ketchikan, Alaska. Ten people were taken to area hospitals and four with more serious injuries were flown to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center. As of today, three were listed in satisfactory condition and the fourth, a 67-year old man, was in the ICU and reported to be in serious condition. The victims and sightseers were passengers aboard the ROYAL PRINCESS cruise ship, which left Vancouver on Saturday, May 11th and is scheduled to visit several Alaska ports before returning to Vancouver on May 25th. The U.S. Coast Guard cutter Bailey Barco, two Station Ketchikan 45-foot Response Boats, and an Air Station Sitka MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter are continuing the search for two people still missing after the crash. Local agencies, including the U.S. Forest Service, the Ketchikan Fire Department, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Alaska State Troopers are all assisting with the…

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