Nine killed in Hawaii twin-engine plane crash

Nine killed in Hawaii twin-engine plane crash

A light aircraft crashed in northern Hawaii killing nine passengers Friday , authorities said The twin engine King Air plane went down near an airfield on Oahu island ’s North Shore, according to Hawaii ’s Department of Transport ( HDOT). “ With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board… with no apparent


A light aircraft crashed in northern Hawaii killing nine passengers Friday , authorities said

The twin engine King Air plane went down near an airfield on Oahu island ’s North Shore, according to Hawaii ’s Department of Transport ( HDOT).

“ With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board… with no apparent survivors, ” it said on its Twitter account.

SCENE OF A PLANE CRASH. SOURCE: STUFF.CO.NZ

Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel P . Neves confirmed there were no survivors.

He said the aircraft was a skydiving plane that crashed at 6 .30 pm ( 0430 GMT) on takeoff, according to local news channel Hawaii Now.

TV footage showed flames billowing into the air from the wreckage.

According to its website, the single -runway Dillingham Airport primarily serves commercial glider and sky diving operations.

Honolulu mayor Kirk Caldwell said in a tweet he was “closely following ”developments , and that “our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims”.

/AFP

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