Five people were on a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.
Cindy Cicchetti tells The Associated Press that the ship captain announced that two planes were in an accident Monday and said the conditions of the passengers wasn't immediately known. The flight was returning from a Misty Fjords tour.
- Five people were killed after two sightseeing airplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided in mid-air Monday after a collision near Ketchikan, the Coast Guard said.
Princess Cruises said nine of its passengers, who were on the larger aircraft operated by Taquan Airlines, were rescued and receiving medical attention.More news: Four disappointing scenarios for 2019 NBA Draft Lottery
Princess Cruises says the Royal Princess is in the middle of a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise, which departed Vancouver on May 11, and is scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday. One of the guests is missing. The Coast Guard says these people are unaccounted for. A Ketchikan Fire Department representative said around 3:30 p.m. Monday that more people had been found, but could not specify how many or what condition they are in.
"From what's been reported, 10 people are said to be on the beach nearby with injuries, and we are still searching for the rest", Coastguard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios said.
"We are incredibly distressed by this situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with those on board the planes and their families", the cruise company said.
Mischa Chernick, of PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, confirmed ten patients had been admitted to the hospital.More news: Lena Headey reflects on Cersei Lannister's arc in 'Game of Thrones'
Plane crashes are not uncommon in Alaska. As of yet, it is unsure as to what caused both planes to go down.
It is unknown if there is a connection between the two aircraft or if it's coincidental that they went down at the same time, near the same place.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two floatplanes collided in mid-air Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
One of the floatplanes, on an independent tour, had four guests on board, plus a pilot, all whom have died.More news: Alberta tops provinces in money laundering
This is a developing story.