Float Plane carrying cruise passengers tragically crashes in Alaska

On June 25, a DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop went down, killing the nine people. The plane was carrying cruise-ship passengers from Holland America Line MS Westerdam who were on a shore excursion when it crashed in the Misty Fjords area near Ketchikan. Emergency crews will attempt to recover the remains of eight cruise ship passengers and a pilot who were killed when the sightseeing plane crashed.

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the accident. Kreindler aviation lawyers Dan Rose, Brian Alexander and Justin Green are investigating the accident. All three are commercially rated pilots and Dan Rose is type-rated in float airplanes and Brian Alexander and Justin Green are military trained aviation safety officers. They will be examining the evidence regarding the weather, piloting and aircraft maintenance and design.

Kreindler has successfully prosecuted cases against cruise lines for injuries and deaths that occur on side flights or other excursions arranged by the cruise company.