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Alaska: flight collision between de Havilland seaplanes

Five victims, one missing, 10 survivors, seriously injured -VIDEO

Two seaplanes (the first one a Havilland Canada DHC-3T Vazar Turbine Otter; the second a de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver) with eleven (on the DHC-3) and five (on the DHC-2) occupants, were involved yesterday in a collision in flight over the skies of Coon Cove near the area of George Inlet, about 8 nautical miles from Ketchikan, Alaska.

Total dead toll: five victims, ten survivors (one in critical condition, three in serious and six in fair condition) and one missing. The American FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) reported that the five occupants on board the DHC-2 and one of the DHC-3T occupants had not been registered.

The meteorological conditions in the area showed very cloudy skies with south-west winds of 9 mph. Both planes are immersed into water. It appears that one of the two aircraft was engaged in a tourist flight, with passengers from a cruise ship anchored in Ketchikan.

Below, the video is attached to this AVIONEWS

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