Princess Cruises confirms to CityNews Vancouver both planes were carrying guests from Royal Princess, which is now sailing a seven-day Voyage of the Glaciers cruise that departed Vancouver on Saturday, May 11th for Anchorage.
Five people were on a de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver. Four were Royal Princess cruise passengers, and one was the pilot.
"We are incredibly distressed by the situation, and our thoughts and prayers are with those onboard the planes and their families", Princess Cruise Lines said. Ten of those passengers were taken to a Ketchikan hospital.
The crash site is near to a popular tourist lodge that runs excursions to the nearby Misty Fjords National Monument.
The Taquan Air flight was sold through Princess Cruises, the company said.
The Royal Princess cruise ship, seen here at a port call in Prince Edward Island in 2018.
The Federal Aviation Administration says two floatplanes collided in mid-air Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. The circumstances are unknown.
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Eleven people were inside Taquan Air's single-engine de Havilland Otter DHC-3 when it went down. Authorities say 10 of the people were accounted for. The conditions of the six injured victims were not immediately known, he said. One is in critical condition, meaning life-threatening injuries paired with vital signs that are extremely unstable and not within normal limits. Three patients are listed in serious condition, seven are in fair condition, Chernick said.
'In a remote area such as this, given our limited resources, we rely on our partner agencies and appreciate the support that good Samaritans have rendered to this point, ' said Capt. Stephen White, Coast Guard Sector Juneau commander.
Plane crashes are not uncommon in Alaska.
The U.S Coast Guard is investigating the incident.
The Coastguard and locals in their own boats are responding to a report of two downed aircraft in the vicinity of George Inlet, on Alaska's southeastern coast.
Multiple posts on Facebook indicated that at least one of the floatplanes was a part of a guided tour, in which several cruise ship passengers were participating.
Check back for updates on this developing story.