Taquan Air, an established operator of flightseeing excursions in Alaska, has voluntarily suspended service after a second fatal crash.

A Taquan Air Otter plane cartwheeled on landing May 20 in Metlakatla Harbor, killing a passenger and the pilot. That followed the fatal midair collision between a Taquan plane and another plane on May 13.

Ketchikan-based Taquan has about 15 small planes and has been in business since 1977. The Federal Aviation Administration said Taquan's halt of flightseeing and commuter flights is in place until further notice.

The May 13 crash that left six dead involved two planes carrying excursion passengers from the Royal Princess cruise ship. The May 20 crash was a commuter flight from Ketchikan.

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