Plane Crash

Report: Pilot In Hawaii Plane Crash Had Risk-Taking History

Oct 29, 2020
National Transportation Safety Board via AP

HONOLULU (AP) — The pilot of a plane that crashed and killed all 11 on board had a history of taking unnecessary risks and pushing the limits of his skills to give passengers an exciting ride, witnesses told federal officials.

Ryan Finnerty/HPR

Updated: 2/23/20, 7:10 a.m.

Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore has been closed following a plane crash that killed two people Saturday morning. The fatal crash has rekindled debate over the airfield's future.

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ATLANTA — A small plane en route to a college football playoff game crashed into the parking lot of a post office in Louisiana shortly after takeoff on Saturday, killing the daughter-in-law of one of the team's coaches and four other people on board.

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ALMATY, Kazakhstan — A jetliner with 98 people aboard struggled to get airborne and crashed shortly after takeoff Friday in Kazakhstan, killing at least 12 people, authorities said.

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Casey Williamson's love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round.

National Transportation Safety Board

Updated: June 23, 4:22 p.m.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner determined 10 men and one woman died Friday night at Dillingham Airfield, all the result of multiple blunt trauma injuries caused by the crash of a skydivers airplane. Official identities of the victims may be released starting Monday, the medical examiner said through a city spokeman Sunday afternoon.

5 Killed in Skydiving Plane Crash on Kauai

May 23, 2016
Kauai Fire Department
Kauai Fire Department

Officials are investigating the cause of a fiery plane crash on the south shore of Kauai that killed all five people on board. 

The crash happened at Port Allen Airport shortly after takeoff in Hanapēpē. Sarah Blane, a spokesperson for the County of Kaua‘i, says the plane, a single engine Cessna, is owned by the company Skydive Kaua‘i.

Four of them were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. One adult male was transferred to Wilcox Memorial Hospital, where he was then pronounced dead.

Flights have now resumed through Nepal’s only international airport. Last week, the facility was completely shut down for several days, stranding thousands of passengers. HPR’s Bill Dorman has more in today’s Asia Minute.

Lanai Plane Crash Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Injured

Feb 27, 2014
AP / Russell DeJetley
AP / Russell DeJetley

Maui County is in mourning after a plane crash Wednesday evening that resulted in the death of the pilot and two female employees of the Maui Department of Planning. Three other county employees were injured in the crash and are being treated at Queens Medical Center for second and third degree burns. HPR’s Molly Solomon gives us an update.

Governors Office
Governors Office

Statements on the passing of Loretta Fuddy have been pouring in from government offices.  Fuddy was killed in a plane crash yesterday off the coast of Moloka'i. 

Senator Josh Green: 

Other statements: 

Gov. Neil Abercrombie: