Airplane Crash - Hakalau, Hawaii 04/28/1982

Details of airplane crash/ shootdown - Hakalau, Hawaii


Date04/28/1982
Time21:34
LocationHakalau, Hawaii
OperatorAir Taxi
RouteHilo, HI - Honalulu, HI
TypeBeechcraft E18S
RegistrationN6911
Aboard2
Fatalities2
Ground0
SummaryThe aircraft departed Hilo on the last leg of a 3rd flight. A few minutes after takeoff, the pilot called the tower to ask for a return and indicated he had a difficulty. No further transmission was made. Witnesses heard intermittent engine sputtering and then the whine of a high speed dive. The aircraft impacted in a sugar cane field at a steep angle. Reason for occurrence undetermined.

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