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FAA, Coast Guard, Craig Police investigating
float plane, charter boat collision

 

August 12, 2006
Saturday AM


Ketchikan, Alaska - The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Coast Guard, and the Craig Police Department are cooperating in the investigating of an incident on August 5th when a floatplane and a fishing charter boat collided near Craig, Alaska while the floatplane was attempting to land. 


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Charters's 22-foot Olympic Resorter, fiberglass roof torn off. 
Photograph courtesy Craig Police Department

 

The plane, a DeHavilland Beaver, clipped the top of the boat, a 22-foot Olympic Resorter, tearing off the boat's fiberglass roof.  The plane suffered damage to one of its floats, but landed safely at the airport in Ketchikan. 


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Charters's 22-foot Olympic Resorter, fiberglass roof torn off. 
Photograph courtesy Craig Police Department


No one on either craft was seriously injured.  Routine post-casualty testing of the floatplane pilot and the charter boat captain indicated alcohol was not involved.

The FAA is the lead in the investigation.

 



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