2 killed after single-engine aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield

NTSB investigators are expected to arrive Sunday to survey the wreckage.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A single-engine aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield on Saturday morning, killing both people onboard.

Federal and local authorities are investigating the crash, which happened about 9:20 a.m.

One witness to the crash said he heard the aircraft’s engine “sputter” just before it went down.

“It just took a dive,” he said. “No smoke or anything like that. It was just like metal crunching.”

Multiple units remain on scene at the site of the crash at Dillingham Airfield Saturday.
Multiple units remain on scene at the site of the crash at Dillingham Airfield Saturday. (Source: Ryan Meyer)

An Emergency Medical Services spokeswoman said one of the victims, in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. A 78-year-old man who was critically injured in the crash later died at a hospital.

The identities of the victims have not yet been identified.

But news of the crash — and the victims — spread quickly on Oahu’s North Shore and threw the tight-knit general aviation community into mourning.

Source: 2 killed after single-engine aircraft crashes shortly after takeoff at Dillingham Airfield

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