5 Cruise Excursion Passengers Dead in Alaska After Planes Collide
On Monday, May 13, 2019 two planes carrying passengers from Princess Cruises’ Royal Princess ship collided during a shore excursion to the Misty Fjords.
Ten passengers were injured, four passengers and one pilot are dead following the collision. Several other passengers are currently missing, according to station KTUU and the Coast Guard station in Alaska.
The float planes collided at George Inlet near Ketchikan Alaska. Following updates from KTUU and CNN, it has been detailed that one plane had ten cruise passengers and the second plane had four passengers and one pilot. All on the second plane are dead following the collision.
The Royal Princess is sailing a seven day “Voyage of the Glaciers” itinerary that departed from Vancouver, BC Canada on May 11th with anticipated arrival to Anchorage on May 18th.
TheOceanTraveler will update this article as additional information becomes available.