9 Killed In Small Plane Crash In Southeast Alaska [VIDEO]

A sightseeing plane crashed in southeast Alaska Thursday, killing all nine people on board, according to the company that operates the tours.

The plane was carrying the pilot and eight passengers from a Holland America Line cruise ship who were on a sightseeing tour of the Misty Fjords.

“There are no survivors,” the plane’s operator, Promech Air, said in a statement.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, which occurred around 12:20 PT, 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, Alaska, according to Holland America.

A helicopter spotted the wreckage of the plane, which had been reported missing, against the granite rock face of a cliff, 800 feet above Ella Lake, but rain and wind prevented the recovery of the bodies from the crash site, which is located in rough terrain.