Accident description
Last updated: 22 July 2014
Status:Final
Date:Thursday 25 August 1977
Time:05:40
Type:Shorts SC.7 Skyvan 3-200
Operating for:Island Airways
Leased from:Air Cargo Hawaii
Registration: N4917
C/n / msn: SH.1850
First flight: 1968
Engines: 2 Garrett TPE331-2-201A
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Kona, HI (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Destination airport:Kona-Keahole Airport, HI (KOA/PHKO), United States of America
Narrative:
The Shorts Skyvan entered a spin and crashed 3500 feet short of the runway and caught fire.

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failed to maintain flying speed.

Sources:
» NTSB


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Distance from Honolulu International Airport, HI to Kona-Keahole Airport, HI as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).

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