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Last updated: 19 April 2019
Date:Thursday 25 August 1977
Type:Silhouette image of generic SC7 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
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
Aircraft damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:1 km (0.6 mls) from Kona-Keahole Airport, HI (KOA) (   United States of America)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Destination airport:Kona-Keahole Airport, HI (KOA/PHKO), United States of America
The Shorts Skyvan entered a spin and crashed 3500 feet short of the runway and caught fire.

Probable Cause:

PROBABLE CAUSE: Failed to maintain flying speed.



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This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not display the exact flight path.
Distance from Honolulu International Airport, HI to Kona-Keahole Airport, HI as the crow flies is 261 km (163 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

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