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6 confirmed dead, identified in the Alaska 2-plane crash of midair: officials



Six people were killed in two plane crashes on Alaska Monday identified by Alaska police.

Ten others were injured in the crash which included two floatplanes that brought Cruise Princess passengers who had participated in coastal excursions near Ketchikan, southeast Alaska

Victims were identified as :

  • Pilot Randy Sullivan, 46, from Ketchikan, Cassandra Webb, 62, from Saint Louis, Missouri;
  • Ryan Wilk, 39, from Utah;
  • Louis Botha, 46, from San Diego, California;
  • Elsa Wilk, 37, from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

"We are so sad to report this news and our thoughts and prayers are among those who have lost lives and families of those affected today," Princess C told the riders in a statement that Monday. "Princess Cruises expands its full support to the travel companions of the visitors involved."

The pilot and all four passengers on a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver died while a passenger died and 1

0 wounded in a Havilland Otter DHC [3]

Princess Cruise continues on scheduled its tour, said KTUU in Anchorage.

Passenger Jan Franks told KTUU that he plans to take a scheduled helicopter tour even though some passengers canceled their plans. "It's a group of 3,200 people who are thankful that they are not involved [in the crash]," she says, "and feels sad for those people and their families and friends."

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NTSB and FAA are investigating the cause of the crash.


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