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Pilot, passenger die in small plane crash in Alaska


Added 05-20-19 11:03:02pm EST - “Authorities say a pilot and a single passenger have died after a small plane crashed Monday near Ketchikan.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Pilot, passenger die in small plane crash in Alaska”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) - Authorities say a pilot and a single passenger have died after a small plane crashed Monday near Ketchikan.

Ketchikan Gateway Borough spokeswoman Deanna Thomas says in a release that the Taquan Air operated Beaver floatplane crashed in Metlakatla Harbor around 4 p.m. No one besides the deceased was on board the aircraft.

Thomas says the names of the deceased won’t be released until their families have been notified.

The accident comes a week after a Taquan Air Beaver floatplane collided with another floatplane in Ketchikan, which is about 14 miles (23 kilometers) from Metlakatla Harbor, leaving six people dead.

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