Listen: Pilot reports flash just before fatal mid-air Alaska plane collision
"National Transportation, Safety board has released its preliminary report of the mid air float plane accident that killed six people in Ketchikan Alaska. Komo's sue Romero reports planes were heading back to catch a can from sightseeing, roughly heading south west, the pilot of the larger tack on air officer told investigators he was maneuvering the plane to show his nine passengers, a waterfall when the collision occurred, he says he didn't see any potential air traffic on his flight display when he last checked, but then saw a plaque from his left followed by a large impact five seconds later. The plane hit the water. One passenger was killed in the eight others were seriously injured the other plane, the mountaineer service beaver flown by forty six year old Randy Sullivan with four passengers was destroyed and scattered over a two thousand foot area of five people on board that plane were killed that second plane had cuts in its right-wing consistent with propeller"