Collision en vol entre deux hydravions, au moins 5 morts — Etats-Unis

14 Mai, 2019, 12:51 | Auteur: Anatole Charbonneau
  • Collision en vol entre deux hydravions, au moins 5 morts — Etats-Unis

Cinq personnes ont trouvé la mort dans une collision entre deux hydravions en Alaska et une autre est portée disparue, a annoncé la chaîne NBC News en se référant à la société spécialisée dans les croisières Princess Cruises. L'accident s'est produit vers 13 heures (23 heures, heure française), à une quinzaine de kilomètres au large du port de Ketchikan.

Ce village de pêcheurs très touristique est situé dans une zone isolée de cet Etat américain du nord-ouest, dans l'Arctique.

Selon le site canadien TVA Nouvelles, citant l'agence QMI, l'un des appareils, un De Havilland Otter, revenait de Ketchikan et transportait 10 touristes et le pilote.

Quatre passagers et le pilote d'un hydravion sont décédés.

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Au total, cinq personnes ont été tuées dans la collision aérienne survenue vers 15 h 30, heure locale. Dix personnes ont été blessées et ont été transportées à l'hôpital.

Les blessés sont dans un état sérieux, selon les autorités.

Les Garde-côtes américains ont confirmé la mort de trois personnes, et indiqué que trois autres étaient portées disparues.

Princess Cruises a présenté ses condoléances aux passagers et à leurs familles.

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