Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crashes, All Aboard Killed

 Friday, June 26, 2015

 NBC News

A sightseeing plane company boss told of his "pain and anguish" Friday after a pilot and all eight passengers were killed in a crash in southeastern Alaska. The plane was carrying cruise-ship passengers on a shore excursion when it crashed in the Misty Fjords area near Ketchikan. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has begun an investigation into the cause of the accident. Alaska State Troopers said the plane was reported missing about 2:06 p.m. (6:06 p.m. ET) Thursday and was spotted less than an hour later by a helicopter crew against the granite rock face.