Pilot's wife: No answers yet for fatal Lanai crash

KAHULUI, Hawaii (AP) - The wife of the pilot who died when a small plane crashed and burned on Lanai says she still doesn't know what went wrong.

Sheila Magers and her husband Richard Rooney own and operate Maui Air. Rooney and two Maui County Planning Department employees were killed when the chartered plane crashed last week in a former pineapple field about a mile from the Lanai airport. Three other Maui County employees aboard the flight were injured with burns.

Magers says in a statement Tuesday that Maui Air is cooperating with federal investigators trying to understand why the plane crashed.

She says the public deserves information but she doesn't yet know what happened.

She says she lost the man she loved and worked with for 27 years.

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