4 Dead, 2 Missing, 10 Injured after Two Planes Collide Midair Over Alaska

At least four people were killed and 10 others hospitalized after two aircraft collided in midair over Alaska on Monday, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

“There are two people that we’re still searching for at this time,” Coast Guard Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios told ABC News in an interview airing Tuesday on “Good Morning America.”

“Our crews are out there searching diligently alongside our partner agencies and some good Samaritans,” he added. “They’ve been searching throughout the day, by both air and by sea.”

The deadly collision took place Monday afternoon in Coon Cove, Alaska, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. A de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver with five people on board and a de-Havilland Otter DHC-3 carrying 11 people clashed in midair “under unknown circumstances,” the FAA said in a statement.

Ten people with injuries from the incident were taken to PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, according to hospital spokeswoman Mischa Chernick. Three of the patients are listed in serious condition, while seven are in fair condition, Chernick told ABC News.

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SOURCE: ABC News