NTSB sends elite investigators to probe Alaska crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska Tuesday to try to piece together what caused a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.

The Coast Guard says four people were killed after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan. Two others are missing.

The National Transportation Safety Board’s investigative “Go Team,” which investigates major accidents, is expected to arrive in Ketchikan on Tuesday afternoon.

The Federal Aviation Administration says the floatplanes collided under unknown circumstances.

The passengers were from the cruise ship Royal Princess.

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