Small plane makes emergency landing on Waikoloa Road


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Accessed on 04 July 2019, 0225 UTC, Post 19141.

Source:

https://www.staradvertiser.com/2019/07/03/breaking-news/small-plane-makes-emergency-landing-on-road-on-big-island-no-injuries/

Summary:

A Cessna 206 aircraft owned by William Aeriel & Mapping made an emergency landing on Waikoloa Road around 10:45 this morning.  No injuries were reported.  Here’s the story from the “Honolulu Star-Advertiser”:

“Honolulu police request motorists avoid the Waikoloa Road and Queen Kaahumanu Highway area for two hours for the removal of the aircraft, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said on Twitter at 3:30 p.m.

The aircraft, which is owned by William Aerial & Mapping, struck a traffic sign, which redirected the plane off the roadway and down a 25-foot embankment on the west side of the roadway, police said.

Based on a preliminary investigation, the pilot advised the Kona International Airport control tower that they needed to land on a road because of engine failure. The pilot landed on Waikoloa Road, about one mile south of Waikoloa Village, according to the FAA.

Two people were on board at the time of the emergency landing. No injuries were reported.

The FAA said no damage to the plane was reported.”

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