A pilot and a passenger were killed in southeastern Alaska on Monday when a floatplane crashed into a harbor, officials said.
The victims were the only occupants on the Taquan Air floatplane when it crashed near Ketchikan at around 4 p.m. This is the Alaska-based airline’s second fatal accident in a week.
Federal transportation authorities said the flight was a commuter flight. Ketchikan officials declined to release the circumstances of the crash. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash along with the Federal Aviation Administration.
The crash came exactly one week after a Taquan Air sightseeing plane collided with another aircraft over Alaska on May 13, killing six people.