Three Alaska plane crash victims in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center
SEATTLE, Wash. — Four people were taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle on Monday when the sightseeing plane they were on collided with another float plane in mid-air over southern Alaska.
At least four people were killed, ten were injured. A search continues Tuesday for two people who were not found after the crash.
Three of the four who were taken to Harborview– a 63-year-old woman, a 61-year-old woman, and a 61-year-old man– were listed in satisfactory condition Tuesday morning. The fourth, a 67-year-old man, was still in serious condition in the Intensive Care Unit.
The victims’ injuries ranged from fratured ribs and arms to spinal damage.
It’s not clear what caused the two float planes to crash. In total, 16 people were involved. The passengers were on seperate sightseeing excursions from a cruise ship that had left Vancouver on May 11 and was scheduled to arrive in Anchorage on Saturday.
The FAA and the NTSB are investigating the crash.
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