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Alaska crash leaves cruise ship group, pilot dead

Alaska emergency crews will attempt Friday to recover the remains of eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot who were killed when their sightseeing plane crashed in a remote and rugged area of southeastern Alaska.


June 26, 2015
By The Associated Press

Wind and rain prevented any recovery after the wreckage of the aircraft was found Thursday against a granite rock face, 240 metres above a lake.

There was no immediate indication of why the DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down, killing the nine people during the sightseeing excursion. No names have been released. | READ MORE