11 people killed after twin-engine aircraft crashes in Hawaii, authorities say no survivors
Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves said the first crews on scene extinguished the fire and that the crash occurred near the perimeter fencing of the small airport
HONOLULU: Eleven people on board a twin engine aircraft died on Friday, June 21, night in a crash on Oahu's North Shore, officials 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.
"Upon arrival, we saw the plane fully engulfed in fire," Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves told reporters on the scene. "The first crews on scene extinguished the fire." Neves said the crash occurred near the perimeter fencing of the small airport. "They're quite a long way from the runway," he said.
Crews with Honolulu Emergency Services said they assisted with death pronouncements of the nine after receiving the call at 6.26 pm local time, agency spokeswoman Shayne Enright said. Names, ages and genders of the deceased have not been released.
The crash occurred near the small Dillingham Airfield, an airport on the North Shore. The highway fronting the airport was closed in both directions. "Other details of the crash, including whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time of the crash, weren't immediately known," Sakahara said.