All 11 folks aboard a aircraft taking passengers on a skydiving journey had been killed after the aircraft crashed and burned on Friday night time north of Honolulu, authorities mentioned.
The aircraft, a twin-engine Beechcraft BE65, crashed below unknown circumstances whereas taking off from Dillingham Airfield on Oahu’s North Shore round 6:30 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration mentioned. The aircraft was destroyed by the hearth, based on the company.
“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident that we’ve had,” Manny Neves, fireplace chief for the Honolulu Fire Department, mentioned at a information convention on Friday night time. “We had some helicopters with the military, but this is a civilian plane that went down.”
He added: “There is nothing left of the plane.”
The authorities have recognized the skydiving firm however not launched its title. The names of the victims had been additionally not launched.
No one at the airfield was available to comment on Saturday.
Chief Neves said the cause of the crash was not known.
The National Transportation Safety Board was sending a team to investigate, an agency spokesman, Eric Weiss, said.