Monday, June 17, 2013

Piper PA-28-181 Archer II, N9160Q: Plane makes emergency landing in Waiehu, Maui, Hawaii

June 16, 2013 

The Maui News
Updated 9:42 p.m.

A small plane made an emergency landing in brush near the shoreline in Waiehu on Sunday afternoon with all four aboard uninjured, according to Maui firefighters.

Firefighters responded to the call of a plane crash at 5:38 p.m., said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga. An engine company from Wailuku came across the pilot, who reported that he and the three other men on board were uninjured.

The crash landing site was about 50 yards from the shoreline in brush, makai of Lower Waiehu Beach Road and north of the river mouth in the area, he said.

Ian Gregor, public affairs manager for the FAA Pacific Region, reported that the pilot of the Piper Cherokee on a flight from Honolulu to Maui declared a mayday at 5:40 p.m., about 3 to 4 miles from Kahului Airport.

The pilot made an emergency landing, he said. Gregor also confirmed that there were no injuries.

There was minor damage to the plane, whose tail number is N9160Q, Gregor said.

The FAA will be investigating the incident, he added.


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