A Beechcraft A90 King Air aircraft is reported down in Mokuleia on the north shore of the island of Oahu near Dillingham Airfield (PHDH), Mokuleia, Oahu, Hawaii.
The airplane was partially consumed by the post-impact fire and the nine reported occupants onboard were fatally injured.
The aircraft was reported carrying 2 crew members and 7 passengers when it crashes shortly after takeoff.
The Honolulu Fire Department confirmed reports of a downed King Air twin-engine plane in Mokuleia on Oahu, on Friday, June 21.
#HDH update: With extreme sadness HDOT reports there were 9 souls on board the King Air twin engine plane that went down near Dillingham Airfield with no apparent survivors.
— Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) June 22, 2019
The call came in around 6:20 p.m.
HFD says that the aircraft was engulfed in flames when crews arrived on scene
According to the Hawaii Department of Transportation, there were nine passengers on board the aircraft.
They said none of the passengers survived. There’s no word right now on the pilot.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell commented on Twitter about the situation.
I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield this evening. At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.
— Kirk Caldwell (@MayorKirkHNL) June 22, 2019
Investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash, the Fire Department said.