Group was about to embark on tandem sunset jump before deadly crash

Group was about to embark on tandem sunset jump before deadly crash
(Source: Hawaii News Now)

DILLINGHAM AIRFIELD, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The plane involved in Friday’s deadly crash was under the operation of the Oahu Parachute Center, a skydiving company on the North Shore.

According to their website, they offer at least three different tandem options for interested skydivers.

One of the options was the 14,000-foot sunset tandem jump, which the group was taking off from Dillingham Airfield for around 6:30 p.m.

The company’s website says the jumpers are treated to beautiful views of Oahu’s North Shore during the sunset hour with 60 seconds of free fall followed by 4 to 6 minutes of canopy flight.

There have been no major incidents with the company according to available records from the NTSB. Sources say the crew on board was highly experienced.

Hawaii News Now has reached out to the company for comment, but has not yet heard back.

This story will be updated.

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