Originally Posted by shlameggy79
oh my, that is horrible, I hate small planes and helicopters. You won't catch me on one of those.
Yes, it is horrible. However, the size of an airplane has nothing to do with whether or not it will crash. The laws of aerodynamics that keep an airplane in the air are the same regardless of whether it is a 4-seat propeller airplane or a 250-seat jumbo jet. The plane that crashed was a Beaver Dehavilland, one of the most reliable small airplanes ever built in the history of aviation. These airplanes are very popular in Alaska as float planes and bush planes.
I'm sure this will hurt the aviation related shore excursions for all cruise lines in Alaska, but eventually the cruisers will return to the air in these planes to see the glaciers and landscape of Alaska.
I do have a shore excursion planned on a float plane for my cruise to Alaska planned in September, I really hope RCI doesn't cancel it now because of this.