Mackinacs Island ferry captain and passenger Ryan Thomas has died in a plane crash after an air accident in the Bahamas.
It was the second plane crash involving the Mackinakan ferry in a week.
A plane crashed on the island on Monday, killing six people, after a collision with another passenger ferry.
Thomas, who was in charge of the ferry, was taken to a hospital in the capital Nassau.
The crash happened at about 09:00 local time (13:00 GMT) as Thomas and a passenger plane were travelling from Nassau to Mackinack Island, near the island’s mouth.
It is not known if the two planes collided.
“I’m really, really saddened to hear about the tragic loss of Ryan Thomas,” Mackinascan Mayor Robert Higgs said.
We’re not going to let anything like this go unanswered,” Higgs told reporters.
There were reports of another plane crash in the Caribbean, but that has not been confirmed.
The Mackinaw Island ferry, which is operated by a subsidiary of British carrier Virgin Atlantic, was one of two passenger ferries in the area that had been closed because of the accident.
At least 10 people were killed in the crash.
Mackinakas island ferry had been carrying about 50 passengers when it was hit by a jet.
It was carrying a crew of eight, including two crew members, the airline said in a statement.
The captain and the second passenger, a passenger who was also aboard the ferry when it crashed, were taken to Nassau hospital.
Authorities in Nassau said there were no reports of injuries or passengers being taken to the hospital.