HANAPEPE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A preliminary NTSB report of a skydiving plane crash on Kauai that killed five last week offered no immediate clues about why the aircraft went down.
The report said the weather was clear enough for the pilot to see where the aircraft was headed, and winds were less than 12 mph.
The Cessna 182H crashed shortly after takeoff from Port Allen Airport around 9:21 a.m. The plane was destroyed when it hit the ground, killing the pilot and four passengers on board.
Witnesses said the plane was at about 150 feet when it made a sudden right turn, and then crashed.
The Skydive Kauai crash on May 23 killed four people on impact. A fifth person was taken to a hospital, where he later died.
Killed in the crash were: Brothers Marshall and Phillip Cabe; pilot Damien Horan; and skydiving instructors Enzo Amitrano and Wayne Rose.
The wreckage from the crash has been moved to a secure facility for further investigation.