Thursday, 22 August, 2019

Nine Dead In Hawaii Skydive Crash

The wreckage of the aircraft was fully engulfed in flames by the time firefighters arrived Hawaii plane crash kills at least nine people near Dillingham Airfield - Daily Star
Patty Aguilar | 23 June, 2019, 08:42

Right now the initial reports that there were nine souls on board.

The plane was engulfed in flames when firefighters made it to the crash site about an hour's drive from Honolulu, Neves said. "In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident we've had", Mr Neves said.

Nine people were killed Friday night in the crash of a King Air A65 aircraft flying a skydiving operation in Hawaii.

Officials in Hawaii have raised the death toll to 11 after a plane carrying skydivers crashed on Oahu.

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Nine people onboard were pronounced dead after Honolulu Emergency Services crews were called to the scene at 6.26pm local time, agency spokeswoman Shayne Enright said. But he says witnesses have said the plane was inbound to the airport when the crash occurred but that has not been confirmed.

The twin-engine Beechcraft BE65 crashed Friday near Dillingham Airfield on Oahu's North Shore. Family members may have seen the plane go down. The victim's names have yet to be released pending family notification, according to authorities.

The HDOT said Federal inspectors are continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

The crash marks the deadliest aviation disaster in Hawaii since October 1989, when Aloha IslandAir Flight 1712 crashed into a mountain on the island of Molokai, killing all 20 people on board.

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