Authorities say 9 killed after aircraft crashes in Hawaii

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Published: June 22, 2019 12:36:46 PM

Other details of the crash, including whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time of the crash, weren't immediately known, Sakahara said.

Remnants of an aircraft carrying nine people lies on the ground (AP Photo)Remnants of an aircraft carrying nine people lies on the ground (AP Photo)

Nine people on board a twin engine aircraft died Friday night in a crash on Oahu’s North Shore, officials said. There were no survivors in the crash of the King Air plane, Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman Tim Sakahara said.

The crash occurred near the small Dillingham Airfield, an airport on the North Shore. The highway fronting the airport is closed in both directions.

Other details of the crash, including whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time of the crash, weren’t immediately known, Sakahara said. Officials initially reported that six people had been on board.

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