Date & Time: Aug 16, 2007 at 1730 LT
Registration:
N345KA
Flight Phase:
Flight
Survivors:
Yes
Site:
Plain
Schedule:
Traitor\\'s Cove-Ketchikan
MSN:
1306
YOM:
1959
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
0
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
6
Captain / Total flying hours:
17000
Captain / Total hours on type:
7000
Aircraft flight hours:
22409
Circumstances:
The single engine aircraft was performing a sightseeing flight from Traitor's Cove to Ketchikan over the south Alaskan region with 8 members of a US family leaving in Oregon and California. After departure, while cruising at low altitude, the aircraft hit tree tops and crashed in a wooded area. 5 passengers were killed while the pilot and 3 other passengers were seriously injured. An infant died 30 days later.