NTSB TO PIECE TOGETHER DEADLY MIDAIR COLLISION
ALASKA: A team of federal accident investigators is expected to arrive in Alaska this afternoon, to investigate the cause of a deadly midair collision between two sightseeing planes.
Agency spokesman, Peter Knudson said, The Washington, D.C.-based investigative team from the National Transportation Safety Board will be joined by board member Jennifer Homendy to investigate the major accidents.
In the latest update, four people were killed while two others were missing after the floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided under unknown circumstances on Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan.
Eleven people were inside Taquan’s single-engine de Havilland Otter DHC-3 while five people aboard the second plane, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.
According to a spokeswoman for PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center, Marty West, all patients, except those who were missing and killed were in fair or good condition.
NORTH KOREA DEMANDS RETURN OF CARGO SHIP SEIZED BY US
SEOUL: North Korea called the U.S. seizure of a North Korean cargo ship on Tuesday and demanded that the vessel be returned immediately.
Based on the statement from The North’s official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), an unnamed foreign ministry spokesman accused the United States of betraying the summit agreement between North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump last June.
The second meeting between Kim and Trump collapsed in February over mismatched demands in sanctions relief and disarmament despite the improved bilateral ties between the two leaders last June.
The seizure of the cargo ship, which was announced last week, came at a delicate moment in U.S.-North Korean ties, with North Korea resuming weapons tests that seem meant to force the United States to ease the sanctions.
The KCNA statement said, the United States should carefully consider the consequences of their daylight robbery and should send back their vessel without hesitation.