Sad news this morning from Alaska. Eight passengers and a pilot on an airborne shore excursion near Ketchikan, Alaska lost their lives Thursday. The passengers were from Holland America’s Westerdam, which was on a 7-day Alaskan cruise from Seattle. Details are sketchy at the moment, the NTSB has launched a go team to investigate. A remarkably sad and tragic event. NBC News has a few more details in this video.