Death toll in Alaska plane crash grows to 6

Federal investigators are looking at both the weather and the pilots' histories for clues in the crash of two planes filled with passengers from a Royal Princess Cruise Ship.
2:01 | 05/15/19

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Now to new developments in the deadly air crash between two sightseeing planes in Alaska. The death toll rising to six. Federal investigators are now on the scene and will Carr is there in ketchikan, Alaska, with the latest. Good morning, will. Reporter: And good morning, robin. Investigators tell me they're going to be taking a hard look at both companies involved. It comes as we're learning more about the victims. They range in age from 39 to 56. They were all out for an adventure when something went tragically wrong. Overnight, hopes were shattered in a community known for its strength. The coast guard just found two more bodies bringing the death toll to six after two float planes collided in midair. The larger of the two quickly began to sink where it was. Reporter: The wreckage of the plane is flipped upside down. Its floats jutting out of the ice cold water. A chilling reminder of the fatal crash that took place in the alaskan wilderness about eight nautical miles outside of ketchikan. We just kind of channeled back and forth zigzagging around trying to look for anybody that would be trying to survive out there. Reporter: Jake bower, a volunteer firefighter looked for survivors but found parts of both planes instead. It's the part of the job that you don't look forward to. Reporter: The NTSB now has a go team on the ground. What are some of the things you're looking into that could be the cause of this? We're looking at a number of factors. Reporter: That includes the weather and both pilots' histories. ABC news confirmed one, Randy Sullivan was killed. Both planes filled with passengers from the royal princess cruise ship. The larger was just returning from the majestic misty fjord national monument when it passed that fatal path. The question now is why? To help answer that question the NTSB went to the scene overnight. They tell me they hope to issue a preliminary report sometime in the next two weeks.

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