Sept. 25, Hawaii / Piper Navajo


At about 17:25 Hawaii standard time, a Piper PA 31-350 Navajo crashed on the northeast slope of the Mauna Loa volcano on the island of Hawaii. The Part 135 sightseeing flight left Keahole-Kona International Airport about an hour earlier with nine passengers and the pilot on board. The wreckage was located on a jagged patch of lava at an elevation of about 10,500 feet msl. All 10 people on board were killed.


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