Two people were killed in a floatplane crash in Alaska Monday, officials said, the second fatal incident involving the same local airline in a week.
“A pilot and a single passenger are deceased after a Taquan Air Beaver Floatplane crashed in Metlatkatla Harbor” on Monday afternoon, Ketchikan Gateway Borough said in a statement.
“There were no other individuals on board the aircraft.”
The victims’ bodies have been recovered and taken to a nearby medical facility, while the plane was being towed to shore by volunteers, it added.
Last Tuesday, a Taquan Air floatplane crashed into another aircraft in mid-air killing six people, also near Ketchikan, in southeastern Alaska.
The Taquan Air plane last week was flying a shore excursion sold through a cruise line.
Ketchikan is a popular tourist spot on southern Alaskan cruise routes surrounded by fjords and dense forests.
Multiple tour companies offer rides through the area’s fjords, many of which include a water landing in a floatplane.
Neither the circumstances of the latest crash nor the names of the deceased have been released.