United States: One killed, five injured in sightseeing plane crash

Posted on June 6, 2013 • Filed under: Tourist Killed, Tourists Injured, United-States

Anchorage Daily News reports that a 66-year-old New Mexico cruise ship passenger was killed when a small sightseeing plane in southeast Alaska crashed on the side of a steep mountain, Alaska State Troopers said Wednesday. Thomas L. Rising of Santa Fe was among seven on board the Pacific Wings de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver that went down near the town of Petersburg on Tuesday. The other five passengers were members of the same family and also traveling on a National Geographic cruise ship, according to Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board’s Alaska regional office. Read article

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