Two floatplanes collide midair near Ketchikan, AK

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  1. May 14, 2019 #1

    pennyk

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    It appears that the passengers on the planes were cruise passengers on an excursion.

    https://www.usatoday.com/story/news...vdtEV0koYu9c7V4CDpOVhnNIE61wS0vMYa95BvVfKNeLk

     
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  3. May 14, 2019 #3

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    There is a lot of activity with the float plane tours in Ketchikan. That along with a short time frame makes for dubious safety issues.
     
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    There is a tour that goes to the Misty Fiords. The boat takes a group out and meets the float plane which brings passengers out for the return on the boat, and the boat passengers return by float plane. The exchange is made at a large wooden float. It’s a great trip. Since we were not cruise passengers, we went both ways (we took the Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham to Ketchikan.
     
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    I have experienced two small plane flights in Alaska: a Misty Fjords tour such as the ones that had the problem. But, I recall the plane on which I was aboard was larger than the smaller one involved in this accident. The other flight was from Juneau to Taku Lodge and it was also on a larger plane than the small one at Ketchikan. There is not much interior room for passengers to move. When needing to evacuate in an emergency, it'd be difficult. If one has problems of needing to arise from a seat and move to an exit rapidly, based upon my experience, it would be nearly impossible. These tours are magnificent for what they offer. For a senior citizen who is not as mobile as one what was, in a need to exit quickly, may God help you.
     
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    Based upon what I have read online, the two missing guests, a Canadian and an Australian, have been found both, unfortunately, deceased. From reports, again, Princess Cruises is performing very well in assisting those guests who were injured as well as their families.
     

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