REPORT: 6 unaccounted for after 2 floatplanes go down, Coast Guard says
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Six people are unaccounted for after two floatplanes went down in Southeast Alaska, the Coast Guard said Monday evening.
The crafts were reported to have gone down in the area of George Inlet, near Ketchikan. It was not immediately clear whether the floatplanes collided or went down separately.
The article goes on to state the following:
The service said 10 people on board the two planes were accounted for, but their conditions were not known. Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told The Associated Press one of the planes carried 11 people and the other plane carried five.
#Breaking: Just in – Two floatplanes have crashed in the water near Ketchikan in #Alaska. The Coast Guard says a total of 16 people were aboard the two planes. According to updates 10 people are accounted for and six people are still unaccounted for. pic.twitter.com/uEI1OZ6tQt
— Sotiri Dimpinoudis ❁ (@sotiridi) May 13, 2019
— Alaska Public Media News (@AKpublicnews) May 13, 2019
Update: The Coast Guard says a total of 16 people were aboard the two planes – a de Havilland Beaver and a de Havilland Otter. “Ten people are accounted for but their conditions are unknown,” the Coast Guard said in a written statement. https://t.co/09Z4OoYGeE
— Anchorage Daily News (@adndotcom) May 13, 2019
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