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Randy Sullivan, Simon Bodie, Cassandra Webb, Ryan Wilk, Elsa Wilk, and Louis Botha killed in collision involving sea planes near Ketchikan, Alaska

Modified Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2019 - 5:55am
Accident Date: 
Monday, May 13, 2019

Tourist Seaplanes Collide In Alaska, Killing At Least 4

A float plane operated by Taquan Air was carrying 11 people and a smaller plane, operated by an unidentified tour company, was carrying five near Ketchikan.

Coast Guard, NTSB investigating after two floatplanes carrying passengers collide in Alaska

The crash took place around 1 p.m. (5 p.m. ET) when a small floatplane — an aircraft with pontoons or floats that allow it to land on water — operated by Taquan Air was flying a shore excursion. The flight, sold through Princess Cruises, was returning from a tour of Alaska’s Misty Fjords and was carrying 10 passengers and a pilot, the news release said.

The Latest: Canadian among dead in sightseeing planes crash

Global Affairs Canada said in an emailed statement Tuesday that the name and hometown of the victim is not being made public for privacy reasons.

6 Bodies Found in Collision of Alaska Planes, Victims ID'd

The six victims were identified by Alaska state troopers late Tuesday as Randy Sullivan, the 46-year-old Alaskan pilot; 56-year-old Simon Bodie of Australia; 62-year-old Cassandra Webb of St. Louis; 39-year-old Ryan Wilk of Utah; 46-year-old Louis Botha of San Diego and 37-year-old Elsa Wilk of Canada. 

These are the stories of the 6 people killed after 2 planes collide in Alaska

A newly married couple, a pilot who used family savings to buy his plane, a family man from Australia and a vivacious office manager were among the six victims in a deadly mid-air collision of two sightseeing planes in Alaska.

Mother, newlyweds among 6 killed after Alaska planes crash

Ten others survived the Monday crash over an inlet in southeast Alaska near the cruise ship port community of Ketchikan. All 14 passengers were off the cruise ship Royal Princess, which is on a seven-day trip in Alaska.

People Involved: 
Randy Sullivan
Simon Bodie
Cassandra Webb
Ryan Wilk
Louis Botha
Elsa Wilk
Area: 
Juneau, AK

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