Last Updated May 23, 2016 8:39 PM EDT
HONOLULU — Five people died in a burning craft pile-up on Kauai Monday morning, officials said.
The tiny craft crashed about 9:30 a.m. during a skydiving debate only outward Port Allen Airport, a Kauai Fire Department conspicuous in a statement. The pilot, dual skydive instructors and dual tandem jumpers were believed to be in a plane.
Authorities conspicuous a craft that crashed was a single-engine Cessna 182H, CBS associate KGMB reported.
Four of them were conspicuous passed during a stage and one male was taken to Wilcox Hospital, where he was conspicuous dead.
The organisation was believed to have been partial of a debate operated by SkyDive Kauai, county firefighters said. The association offers tours from Port Allen.
SkyDive Kauai is listed in state papers as a trade name for D J Air Adventures, that FAA annals brand as a purebred owners of a aircraft.
Company President David Timko conspicuous he didn’t have any criticism since a pile-up is underneath investigation. But he conspicuous he offers his condolences to a families of those killed.
A declare told KGMB he could see what looked like a brush glow with complicated smoke.
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Port Allen Airport is essentially used for scenic helicopter tours, ultralight aircraft trade and skydiving, according to a website.
The National Transportation Safety Board will work with officials to establish a means of a crash. The Federal Aviation Administration will investigate.
FAA orator Ian Gregor primarily conspicuous it was a single-engine craft done from a kit. However, he after conspicuous he perceived wrong information. Details about a craft concerned in a pile-up weren’t immediately available.
Officials asked a open to equivocate a area.