Airplane on parachuting trip crashes killing all nine passengers aboard in Hawaii tragedy

Airplane on parachuting trip crashes killing all nine passengers aboard in Hawaii tragedy

  • The light plane crashed near an airport on the North Shore of the island in the northern part of the island on Friday
  • The Department of Transport of Hawaii confirmed that there were no survivors on Twitter
  • Footage showed a dark cloud of smoke that rippled in the air from the wreck
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A light plane crashed in northern Hawaii, killing nine passengers on Friday, the authorities said.

The King Air aircraft with two engines landed at an airport on the north coast of Oahu, according to Hawaii & # 39; s Department of Transport (HDOT).

& # 39; With extreme sadness, the HDOT reported that nine souls were on board … with no clear survivors & # 39 ;, he said on his Twitter account.

Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel P. Neves confirmed that there were no survivors.

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Remnants of a plane with nine people lie on the ground near a fence around Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia, near Farrington Highway

Remnants of a plane with nine people lie on the ground near a fence around Dillingham Airfield in Mokuleia, near Farrington Highway

On top of the crash location, a plume of smoke was filmed on Friday after a light plane crashed on a parachute jump in Hawaii

On top of the crash location, a plume of smoke was filmed on Friday after a light plane crashed on a parachute jump in Hawaii

On top of the crash location, a plume of smoke was filmed on Friday after a light plane crashed on a parachute jump in Hawaii

He said the plane was a parachuting plane that crashed at take-off at around 6:30 PM (4:30 GMT), according to local news channel Hawaii Now.

TV recordings show that flames from the wreck blow up in the air.

According to its website, the single-runway Dillingham Airport mainly serves commercial gliding and parachuting.

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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said in a tweet that he is following developments & # 39; and that & # 39; our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims & # 39 ;.

The King Air aircraft with two engines (similar to the one above) went near an airport on the north coast of the island's island on Friday

The King Air aircraft with two engines (similar to the one above) went near an airport on the north coast of the island's island on Friday

The King Air aircraft with two engines (similar to the one above) went near an airport on the north coast of the island's island on Friday

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