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NTSB: Plane that crashed near Moanalua Freeway lost engine power

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MOANALUA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The single-engine plane that crashed into a stream bed just shy of Moanalua Gardens on June 30 lost engine power shortly after takeoff and when the aircraft was at just 300 feet above the ground, a NTSB preliminary report released Tuesday said.

The pilot and its two occupants were seriously injured in the crash. They've since been released from the hospital.

The crash happened about 1:30 p.m., and wreckage of the single-engine, fixed wing Piper PA-28 was quickly engulfed in flames after the crash.

Witnesses said the plane missed the Moanalua Freeway overpass by less than 2 feet.

Records show the aircraft was manufactured in 1971 and re-certified last year.

NTSB records show no prior incidents involving the aircraft. 

The NTSB is continuing to investigate the cause of the crash.

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