A plane crash in the southeastern part of Alaska has claimed the lives of nine people. Investigators were dispatched two days after the crash to the site to see if they could determine the cause. At the time of a report on the plane crash, a spokesperson for the National Transportation Safety Board said it was too early to come to any conclusions about what happened.
The group had been on a sightseeing air tour during a seven-day Alaska cruise. They were returning to the cruise ship after flying over some of the state's wilderness areas of lakes and mountains. Although the air space where they were was not controlled, pilots usually communicate with each other in the air to get help with where they need to go. The plane crashed in an area of mountains that frequently experiences adverse weather conditions, but it is not yet known if weather was a factor.