Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 21, 2019, 2:48 AM UTC\u00a0\/ Updated\u00a0May 21, 2019, 2:52 AM UTCBy Phil HelselA pilot and a passenger are dead after the float plane they were in crashed in a harbor near Ketchikan, Alaska, on Monday, authorities said.They were the only people on board the Taquan Beaver Floatplane when it crashed in Metlatkatla Harbor around 4 p.m., Ketchikan Gateway Borough officials said in a statement. Metlakatla is south of Ketchikan.The circumstances of the crash and the identities of those killed were not immediately released by the borough.A week ago, another Taquan Air float plane was involved in a deadly crash. A mid-air collision on May 13 killed six people near Ketchikan, in the far southeastern part of the state.The planes were carrying passengers from a cruise ship, officials have said. The Taquan Air plane had 10 passengers and a pilot on board, and one passenger died, the company has said.The other plane was a Mountain Air plane with five people aboard, including the pilot, officials have said.Ten people were rescued after that collision.Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.