Skydiving Excursion in Hawaii Plane Crash
A small plane crashed while on a skydiving excursion in Oahu and erupted into flames, killing all Nine people Friday evening when a twin-engine skydiving aircraft crashed on Oahu’s North Shore and then erupted in flames, authorities confirmed.
— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) June 22, 2019
The twin-engine King Air aircraft went down close to an airfield on Oahu island’s North Shore, according to Hawaii’s Department of shipping (HDOT).
‘With intense sadness HDOT reviews there have been nine souls on board… and not using obvious survivors,’ it stated on its Twitter account.
I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield this evening. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
— Kirk Caldwell (@MayorKirkHNL) June 22, 2019
Honolulu fire department leader Manuel P. Neves confirmed there were no survivors.
The 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.’
#HDH update: With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board the King Air twin engine plane that went down near Dillingham Airfield with no apparent survivors.
— Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) June 22, 2019
According to Aljazerah, A Firefighter said:
“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident that we’ve had,” Neves told reporters at the scene, about an hour’s drive north of Honolulu.
“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident we’ve had.” – Honolulu Fire Chief
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- The Smal plane crashed near an airfield on Oahu island’s North Shore on Friday
- Hawaii’s branch of transport confirmed there were no survivors on Twitter
- pictures confirmed a darkish cloud of smoke billowing into the air from the wreckage