Tourist single-engine plane crashed in Alaska, crashed on the rocks. All 9 persons, including the pilot, were killed.
Alaska tourist single-engine plane crashed at an altitude of 240 metres, informs The Guardian. The crash happened near lake Ella, North-East of the metropolis of Ketchikan. All 8 of travelers and the pilot were killed.
"We have 9 dead," said Clint Johnson, head of the National Council for transport safety Alaska. At the moment the causes of the crash is not installed.
The plane, a tour which was arranged by Holland America Line, lost sight of 25 June. On his quest were sent search and rescue teams. But the strong rain and wind prevented the rescuers to immediately begin removing the wreckage of the liner. "The initial rescue of the crew was hampered in consequence of difficult terrain. This is too steep, mountainous area and the weather conditions forced rescue workers to suspend work," said Johnson.
It is known that the murdered tourists were passengers on the cruise ship Westerdam, which sailed from the port of Seattle in seven days tour. It was planned that in Alaska, the ship will stop for a day trip.
The company's website, which organizes the journey of travellers to the cliffs of Alaska is widely advertises its own services. "Majestic cliffs, waterfalls and serene lakes make here unimaginable landscape", - is told in the description of the tour, which was critical for vacationers.
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