Plane with 2 onboard crashes shortly after take-off from Hana Airport
HANA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A small plane crashed shortly after takeoff Saturday from Maui’s Hana Airport, leaving both people onboard with injuries.
The FAA said the single-engine Flight Design CTLS crashed just after departing from Runway 26 at around 9:50 a.m. Maui fire officials said the plane was found in foliage about 100 yards west of the runway.
Authorities said one person was able to get out of the plane after the crash.
The other passenger had to be pulled from the wreckage and taken to a hospital by helicopter.
One of the victims is around 70 years old.
MFD said both passengers were taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for further evaluation. Officials said neither victim sustained any life-threatening injuries.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the crash.
This story will be updated.
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