Published on : Thursday, December 12, 2013
A small plane with 9 on board crashed into the water off the Hawaiian island of Molokai killing one. The Honolulu-bound crashed about a half mile northwest of Kalaupapa peninsula, Maui Fire Department spokesman Lee Mainaga said in an emailed statement.
Coast Guard helicopter rescued 3 passengers from the water and the Maui fire crews picked up five people. One passenger swam to the shore, sources reveal. They were rushed to the hospital immediately.
Makai Kai Air President Richard Schuman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that the plane was a Cessna Grand Caravan. The reason behind the crash is yet to be known.
(please note: We are yet to get an official image of the concerned plane. The above picture doesn’t bear any resemblance with the plane that crashed and will be replaced soon with the picture of the actual flight).