Date & Time: Dec 11, 2013 at 1545 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N687MA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Kalaupapa - Honolulu
MSN:
208B-1002
YOM:
2002
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
0
Pax on board:
8
Pax fatalities:
1
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
1
Circumstances:
Shortly after take off from runway 05/23, while climbing, the single engine aircraft crashed into the sea half mile off shore. While a passenger died, all eight other occupants were evacuated to local hospitals. The passenger who died was Loretta Fuddy, State Health Director for Hawaii. Engine failure suspected.