Date & Time: Jun 25, 2015 at 1405 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N270PA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
270
YOM:
1993
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
8
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
9
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft left Ketchikan at noon for a sightseeing tour over the Misty Fjords with eight passengers that were sailing on the 'Westerdam' that left Seattle on June 20. En route, while cruising at an estimated altitude of 800 feet in marginal weather conditions, the aircraft hit the slope of a granite rock face located above Ella Lake, some 25 miles northeast of Ketchikan, and ended in a dense wooded area. All nine occupants were killed.