A plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii. All 9 people aboard died
A small plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Hawaii and erupted into flames, killing all nine people aboard, authorities said.
The Beechcraft BE65twin-engine plane crashed while taking off Friday eveningat Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s north shore, the Federal Aviation Administration said.
The cause of the wreck wasn’t immediately known. The plane was carrying passengers who intended to skydive, and it crashed around 6:30 p.m. at a fence away from the runway, Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel P. Neves told reporters Friday night.
The plane was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, Neves said.
The names of the passengers have not been released. Some of their family members were at the airfield when the plane went down, Neves said.
“I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield this evening,” Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell tweeted. “At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”…….read more