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Lanai Airport



December 12, 1992


A Cessna 185F was on a Trans Pacific ferry flight and made an emergency landing at Lanai Airport after the engine quit.  The pilot maneuvered to a grassy area near the departure end of the runway and collided with a berm hidden in the tall grass.  No injuries.

February 14, 1992

The pilot of a Beech D-18H was uninjured when he made a hard landing after a strong gust of wind stopped suddenly and the aircraft dropped to the runway.

March 6, 1990

The pilot of a Cessna 208B making an emergency landing, landed short of the runway in a field.  No injuries.

January 12, 1987


A Cessna 172 was flipped by a strong gust of wind as it was taxiing for takeoff.  The pilot and passenger were not injured but the plane was destroyed.

September 2, 1987


A twin-engine DeHavilland interisland air cargo plane was low on fuel and was forced to land on a highway about a mile from Lanai Airport.  The pilot was not injured.


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