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Crash of a De Havilland DHC-2 Beaver off Metlakatla: 2 killed

Date & Time: May 20, 2019 at 1600 LT
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
N67667
Survivors:
No
MSN:
1309
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
1
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
2
Circumstances:
Overturned and came to rest partially submerged while landing off Metlakatla harbor. Both occupants were killed.

Crash of a Noorduyn Norseman IV off Metlakatla: 7 killed

Date & Time: Mar 26, 1943
Type of aircraft:
Operator:
Registration:
2481
Flight Type:
Survivors:
No
Schedule:
Ketchikan - Metlakatla
MSN:
54
YOM:
1941
Crew on board:
4
Crew fatalities:
Pax on board:
3
Pax fatalities:
Other fatalities:
Total fatalities:
7
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was performing a liaison flight between Ketchikan and Metlakatla, on Annette Island. Upon arrival, it apparently ran into heavy snow falls and while attempting to land in the Metlakatla harbor, the aircraft flew into the water, striking with the starboard float or wing first, cart wheeling on the starboard wing and came to rest on its nose in approx ten to twelve feet of water. All seven occupants were killed.
Crew:
Fred Burpee Curry 3
Passengers:
3 US Officers.