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Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailorAll 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from Colorado celebrating their first wedding anniversary, several skydiving instructors and a Navy sailor. The Navy said Lt. Joshua Drablos, 27, was “an invaluable member” of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, based in Kunia, Hawaii.



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Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'

Skydiver of previous wreck on Hawaii plane 'extremely upset'A man who was involved in a terrifying 2016 skydiving accident on the same plane that crashed and killed 11 people in Hawaii on Friday says he wishes he could have done more to prevent the tragedy. Asawa was aboard the same plane three years ago when it stalled and went into a spinning nosedive. Asawa said skydiving is generally safe, but participants need to be able to trust the aircrafts they fly in.



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Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'

Fatal Hawaii skydiving plane crash renews NTSB's call for stricter rules: 'Accidents continue to happen'An NTSB official put the FAA on notice Monday, calling for regulations on parachute operations after a skydiving plane crash in Hawaii killed 11.



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The Latest: NTSB investigates deadly Hawaii skydiving crash

The Latest: NTSB investigates deadly Hawaii skydiving crashThe National Transportation Safety Board says it will examine repair and inspection records on the skydiving plane that crashed and killed 11 people on Oahu’s North Shore. The NTSB’s Jennifer Homendy told reporters at the crash site Sunday that those and other records will all become part of the investigation and final report. Some details are starting to be released about the 11 victims who died when a plane carrying sky divers crashed near a small airport on the North Shore of Oahu.



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Skydiving plane in Hawaii crash was involved in previous terrifying incident

Skydiving plane in Hawaii crash was involved in previous terrifying incidentThe skydiving plane that crashed in Hawaii on Friday, killing all 11 aboard, had been involved in a terrifying incident before that.



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Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’

Hawaii crash: Skydiving aircraft goes down in ‘deadliest US civilian plane accident for 4 years’Nine people have died after a skydiving plane crashed in flames in Hawaii, in what is believed to be the worst civilian US plane crash since 2015.The twin engine King Air plane crashed on Friday night near Dillingham Airfield, a small airport in Oahu, according to a department of transportation spokesperson.Officials said there were no survivors.“Upon arrival, we saw the plane fully engulfed in fire,” said Manuel Neves, Honolulu Fire Chief.“The first crews on scene extinguished the fire.”Mr Neves said the plane was used in skydiving operations and that some victims’ families had been waiting for them at the airport.“In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident what we’ve had,” he said.The plane crashed to the ground near the airport’s perimetre fencing.“They’re quite a ways away from the runway,” Mr Neves added.Witnesses have told officials the plane was inbound to the airport when it crashed, but this was unconfirmed at the time of publication.“I am closely following the tragic developments out of Dillingham Airfield,” said Kirk Caldwell, Honolulu’s mayor.“At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims.”The accident is believed to be the worst US civilian plane crash since 2015, when nine people were killed in an accident in Akron, Ohio, according to ABC News.Sixteen people died in a military plane accident in Juy 2017, when a Marine Corps aircraft crashed in Mississippi.Additional reporting by agencies



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11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving trip

11 dead as plane crashes in Hawaii, believed during skydiving tripThe twin-engine King Air plane, with eleven people onboard, went down soon after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield and there were no survivors, the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) said. “We are still gathering information as to the intent of the flight and what they were doing,” Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel Neves told a news conference. CNN said the plane was on a skydiving excursion and the Federal Aviation Administration would investigate the crash.



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Skydiving plane that crashed in Hawaii had 2016 scare

Skydiving plane that crashed in Hawaii had 2016 scareCasey Williamson’s love of adventure led him to winter snowboarding in Vail, Colorado, and summer skydiving in Moab, Utah. A year-and-a-half ago, he found his way to Hawaii, where he could skydive year-round. On Friday, the 29-year-old was among 11 killed when their skydiving plane crashed and burned at a coastal airfield on the island of Oahu.



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Hawaii earthquake: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kilauea volcano

Hawaii earthquake: 5.5-magnitude earthquake strikes near Kilauea volcanoThe U.S. Geological Survey on Wednesday confirmed that a 5.5-magnitude earthquake hit Hawaii.



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Southwest flights to Hawaii: 12 things travelers need to know

Southwest flights to Hawaii: 12 things travelers need to knowYes, bags will fly free (though surfboards don't). No, you won't be served mahi mahi or free mai tais.



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