Another Floatplane Crash in Alaska Nearly Strikes Cruise Ship

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Posted: June 29, 2019

A floatplane crashed in Alaska on Thursday, landing between two cruise ships and leaving one person hospitalized.

CruiseHive.com reports that the crash landing happened in the busy cruise port of Ketchikan, Alaska, the same location where six people were killed in a tragic collision of two floatplanes carrying cruise passengers in May. 

Thursday’s crash involved a small plane carrying four people, and occurred when the aircraft turned too soon and its wing clipped the water. CruiseHive.com reports that there were no serious injuries to the passengers of the plane, but one did require treatment at a local hospital.

As the crash landing occurred between two cruise ships, it presumably could have been far worse.