2 injured in single-engine plane crash on Kauai in Hawaii

Two people were injured when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Lihue Airport on Kauai Island in Hawaii

ByAUDREY McAVOY Associated Press
December 15, 2022, 7:32 PM
In this image provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, emergency personnel work at the scene of a plane crash in Lihue, Hawaii on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Two people were injured when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff fr
In this image provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, emergency personnel work at the scene of a plane crash in Lihue, Hawaii on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022. Two people were injured when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Lihue Airport on Kauai Island in Hawaii, authorities said Thursday. (Hawaii Department of Transportation via AP)
The Associated Press

HONOLULU -- Two people were injured when a single-engine plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Lihue Airport on Kauai Island in Hawaii, authorities said Thursday.

There were two people on board the plane. The injured were taken to Wilcox Medical Center in stable but serious condition, the Kauai Fire Department said.

The Beechcraft BE77 crashed around noon, the Federal Aviation Administration said. The state Department of Transportation said the plane went down about 75 to 100 feet (22-30 meters) off Lihue Airport property.

The crash didn't affect commercial flights.

Firefighters, police officers and paramedics responded to the crash.

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