(Reuters) – Nine passengers and crew had been killed on Friday night when their airplane crashed close to an airfield in Hawaii, authorities mentioned, throughout what broadcaster CNN mentioned was a skydiving journey.
The twin-engine King Air airplane went down close to the Dillingham Airfield, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) mentioned. The fireplace service mentioned the plane was engulfed in flames when fireplace crews arrived and there seemed to be no survivors.
“We are nonetheless gathering data as to the intent of the flight and what they had been doing,” Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel Neves advised a information convention.
CNN mentioned the airplane was on a skydiving tour and that Federal Aviation Administration would examine the crash.
Dillingham is a joint-use airfield operated by the HDOT below a 25-year lease from the U.S. military, in line with its web site.
Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; enhancing by John Stonestreet