Hawaii Plane Crash

Two Men Killed After a Single-Engine Plane Crashed in Hawaii


Christen Walder, Staff writer

On Saturday, February 22, two people were killed when a single-engine airplane crashed in Hawaii. The two men that died were identified as Richard Rogers, 70, of Haleiwa, Hawaii and William Enoka, 78, of  Kapaa, Hawaii.

The Federal Aviation Administration spokesman, Ian Gregor, spoke to CNN in an email and said that the plane took off at about 9:15 a.m. from Dillingham Airfield, crashed from unknown reasons, and then came to rest upside down. 

“The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating,” said Gregor. Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman, Tim Sakahara, told CNN a affiliate KITV that the lead NTSB investigator is expected to arrive Sunday (CNN). 

 Bill Star, the Vice President and general manager of Honolulu Soaring flight school, told CNN that two men were getting familiar with the airplane during a flight at the airfield when the plane crashed.

Star said that the two men were an instructor and a pilot who had “lots of experience,” with different types of aircrafts.

According to Fox News, “Last June, 11 people who had set off on a skydiving expedition were killed when a Beechcraft BE65 twin-engine plane went down shortly after takeoff from Dillingham Airfield.” 

Dillingham Airfield, an aviation airport, is operated by the Hawaii Department of Transportation. The Airfield was closed shortly after Saturday’s crash and will be closed until further notice.