A small plane crashed on Friday night on the north coast of Oahu, Hawaii, killing all nine people on board.
The twin-engined King Air aircraft was used in parachuting according to authorities.
"When we arrived, we saw the plane" Full of Fire, "reported Honolulu Fire Department Chief Manuel Neves to reporters, The Associated Press reported," The first on-site crews put out the fire. "
Das Aircraft went near the Dillingham Airfield, Hawaii's Department of Transportation, under said . Hawaii DOT operates the airfield with a US Army lease; "In my 40 years as a firefighter here in Hawaii, this was the most tragic Neves told reporters Neves said it seemed to have crashed shortly after take-off, but could not confirm that, adding that the victims' family members were near the airport tower
Hawaii News Now reports that the plane was a Beechcraft 65 King Air operated by the Oahu Parachute Center, of which nine were dead dr one customer and six employees.
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" I'm watching the tragic developments at Dillingham Airfield tonight very closely, "said Kirk Caldwell, Mayor of Honolulu on Twitter ." At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Friends of the Victims. "
The FAA and NTSB will investigate, reports Hawaii News Now.