HONOLULU (KHNL) - The dog is unleashed, a deadly crash on the H-1 Freeway and the pilot of a missing plane is identified. These are the most viewed stories on KHNL.com.
Counting down number 3: Pilot of missing plane identified.
"We were actually quite lucky to even find the aircraft because of the vegetation and trees in that vicinity," said a National Transportation Safety Board officer.
The pilot of the sightseeing plane that was reported missing has been identified as Katsuhiro Takahashi, a chief instructor at Hawaii Flight Academy. The missing single-engine Cessna was last seen over the Kilauea Volcano. The Coast Guard searched an area five times as big as Oahu. Nearly a week after the plane was reported missing, the wreckage, along with the bodies of the pilot and his two passengers were discovered in a dense forest reserve.
Number 2: Man dies in car accident on H-1 Freeway.
"It was just a freak accident upon, you know, merging lanes," said a Honolulu police officer.
A man is dead after a two-car crash near the merge of the H-1 and H-2 Freeways. Witnesses say a car was in the left lane of the H-1 near Leeward Community College when an SUV cut into the lane, clipping the front of the car. That minor impact caused the car to veer off the road, smash into a light pole on the median and crash on its roof. The incident jams up traffic for hours.
And the number one story: A&E unleashes Dog the Bounty Hunter.
One local celebrity is out of the doghouse and back on the air. Duane "Dog" Chapman returns to television for a brand new season of Dog the Bounty Hunter. The show was pulled from the air last November after a taped phone conversation of Chapman, making a racial slur about his son's African-American girlfriend, was made public. An A&E spokesperson said Dog deserved a second chance. The show has been one of the most popular reality series in television history.