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Aircraft Incidents

Kalaupapa Airport



February 13, 1986

A Pacific Air Express twin engine cargo plane crashed at the Kalaupapa Airstrip after the pilot attempted to abort a landing.  The pilot and cargo handler aboard the plane were not injured.

January 13, 1986

A Cessna 402B hit a hump on the runway while taking off.  Just off the beach, the left wing tip struck a large wave.  The aircraft continued flying, but the left wing was substantially damaged.  No injuries.

February 28, 1984


A Royal Hawaiian Airways Cessna 402C was landing when a 20-foot wave ricocheted off the runway embankment, striking the aircraft's right flap.  The plane landed safely.  There were no injuries.

March 1, 1966

An Andrew Flying Service twin-engine Cessna T-50 burst a tire and flipped over upon landing.  Six persons were injured, three seriously.


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