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Re: 5 dead, 1 missing on float plane excursions out of Ketchikan
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2019, 10:09:47 AM »
"The Beaver, the smaller plane, appears to have broken apart in midair, according to Jerry Kiffer, duty incident commander of the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad. He said the plane's tail and section of the fuselage were 900 feet (275 meters) from the aircraft's floats, which landed near shore."

https://www.ksl.com/article/46552524/utah-man-among-those-killed-in-alaska-mid-air-crash

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Three in serious condition and seven in fair condition
« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2019, 12:45:41 PM »
"PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center’s Dr. Peter Rice said that’s when local medical responders were notified to prepare for incoming victims. Those victims started arriving about an hour later.

“In total, we received 10 patients,” he said. “Three were ultimately determined to be in serious condition, and seven in fair condition.”

That evening, four of the patients were stabilized and air-lifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a Level-1 trauma center."

https://www.krbd.org/2019/05/14/search-continues-for-those-missing-from-mid-air-collision/


Dr. Peter Rice, left, and PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center spokeswoman Mischa Chernick talk to media Tuesday morning at the Ketchikan hospital lobby. (KRBD photo by Leila Kheiry