Our deepest condolences to the passengers and families and friends of passengers from the ROYAL PRINCESS involved in the floatplane collision over an inlet near Ketchikan on Monday, May 13, 2019.
At this time it is unclear what caused the de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver operated by Mountain Air Service and the de Havilland Otter DHC-3 to collide as the Otter, operated by Taquan Air, returned from a Misty Fjords tour.
Here at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC, our attorneys are very experienced in handling wrongful death and serious injury claims from aviation, boating, and other injury accidents, and are familiar with litigation involving cruise ship passengers from Princess Cruises. We regularly handle injury and/or death claims arising during shore excursions for passengers of various cruise ship lines. Many of these accidents occur in Southeast Alaska. Anyone asserting a claim for such an accident needs to be aware that often, injury or death claims arising from shore excursions for cruise ship passengers are subject to very short deadlines and other contractual requirements for asserting such claims. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the passengers in this accident and their families and loved ones. If you would like to learn more about your rights, please do not hesitate to call.