Date & Time: Aug 5, 2021 at 1120 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N1249K
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Ketchikan
MSN:
1594
YOM:
1965
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
5
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Circumstances:
The single engine airplane departed Ketchikan on a local excursion with five passengers and one pilot on board. In unknown circumstances, the aircraft crashed 8 miles northeast of Ketchikan, in the area of the Misty Fjords National Monument. The Coast Guard got an emergency signal from the aircraft around 1120LT. The wreckage was found around 1430LT on a ridgeline at an altitude of 1,400 feet. All six occupants were killed, among them five tourists who just arrived in Ketchikan from the Holland America Line cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam.