5 killed as two planes collide midair over Alaska


Alaska rescue team with some of the victims of the mid-air collision. Photo credit: Anchorage Daily News

Five people were killed and 10 injured after two aircraft collided in midair over Alaska. The collision took place in Coon Cove, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver and a de-Havilland Otter DHC-3 “collided in mid-air under unknown circumstances,” the FAA told ABC News

Local authorities told the FAA that five people were on board the Beaver and 11 people were on board the Otter.

Ten patients were admitted to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, hospital spokeswoman Mischa Chernick told ABC News. Three patients are listed in serious condition, seven are in fair condition, Chernick said.

Both planes were flying excursions sold through Princess Cruise Lines, which confirmed in a statement that five people were killed.

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Source: News Agency of Nigeria