The plane with eight cruise passengers and pilot on board went missing on Thursday and was crashed against the granite rock face of a southeast Alaska cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan, near Ella Lake, CNN reported.
The reason of the crash of the DeHavilland DHC-3 Otter turboprop is yet to be identified.
Clint Johnson, head of the National Transportation Safety Board's Alaska office, confirmed weather is preventing the recovery of bodies Thursday evening off a cliff about 20 miles northeast of Ketchikan.
Rain and wind forced an end to recovery efforts on Thursday night. Attempts to recover the bodies resumed on Friday.