Excursion Plane Crashes in Alaska – Leaves 9 Dead
Details of the Alaska Plane Crash
According to Reuters, all eight passengers and the pilot of a small excursion plane that crashed late Thursday, June 25th, in Alaska have been reported dead.
The plane was in the midst of transporting the individuals on a tour of the Misty Fjords area in Alaska when the plane began to careen towards the ground; the exact cause of the crash is still unknown.
Officials believe the crash to have been linked to the bad weather, including overcast and turbulence, in that area of Alaska at that time.
Crews Work to Clear Debris
Officials, along with volunteer workers who helped to recover the plane at the scene of the crash, say that the overall scene revealed/was a “bad crash site.”
The doomed plane, which was located near Elka Lake (the crash site, in other words), was spotted by a helicopter who saw the plane lying against a granite rock face.
The eight passengers had been boarders on the cruise ship Westerdam, which had departed from Seattle on the Saturday prior on a seven-day trip. The excursion flight had been sold through the cruise ship’s marketing company, Holland American Line.