Fatalities in Twin Engine Plane Crash at Dillingham

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Debris is seen from a plane crash that killed nine people near Dillingham Airfield on Oahu Hawaii on Friday

On June 21, after a skydive tour twin engine aircraft crashed near Dillingham Airfield, on the island of Honolulu, Hawaii, the state's Department of Transportation announced that were no survivors, and that all 9 passengers on board have died. A volunteer skydiving instructor told Hawaii News Now there'd been nine people on the plane: the pilot, five working skydivers, and three students.

Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel P. Neves confirmed there were no survivors.

The plane was reportedly engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene.

"It is very hard".

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he was closely monitoring developments of the crash.

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He said the crash occurred near the perimeter fencing of the small airport. "In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this is the most tragic aircraft incident we've had".

The names or identity of the victims has not been released yet.

There were family members of those on the plane who were waiting at the airfield, Neves said.

Other details of the crash, including whether the plane was landing or taking off at the time of the crash, were not immediately known, Mr Sakahara said. "At this time our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the victims", he wrote. Officials have shut down Farrington Highway as they conduct an investigation.

This story is developing, check back later for updates.

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