Published: Sat, June 22, 2019
Global News | By Blake Casey

Nine dead after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

Nine dead after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

"There was a fire close to the fence line, we extinguished the fire, so luckily because it was accessible we could get to the fire right away", Neves said.

There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane near a small airport, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said.

Authorities in Hawaii are investigating after nine people were killed in a skydiving plane crash on the North Shore of Oahu, with the aircraft fully ablaze when emergency crews arrived.

"It is very hard", he added according to HNN.

Captain Kevin Mokulehua said around 14 units and 39 personnel were dispatched to Dillingham, which is located in the city of Mokuleia, and that they were able to have fire was under control within 20 minutes.

Neves said many details were still not known about the flight.

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Names of the passengers have not been released to the public, however it's being that reported numerous airplane group's family members were located nearby, and might've been watching as the plane went down.

The crash occurred near the small Dillingham Airfield, an airport on the North Shore.

The debris field was relatively small, about 50 feet (15 meters) by 50 feet (15 meters), he said.

"I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield this evening", Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in a tweet.

The Honolulu Fire Department said it had received reports of a downed plane at about 18:00 local time on Friday.

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