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Last updated: 22 October 2017
Date:Saturday 11 March 2017
Type:Silhouette image of generic C208 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Cessna 208B Grand Caravan
Operator:Makani Kai Air
Registration: N865MA
C/n / msn: 208B-0996
First flight: 2002
Engines: 1 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 8
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Airplane damage: Substantial
Location:Kalaupapa Airport, HI (LUP) (   United States of America)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Honolulu International Airport, HI (HNL/PHNL), United States of America
Destination airport:Kalaupapa Airport, HI (LUP/PHLU), United States of America
A Cessna 208B Grand Caravan operated by Makani Kai Air sustained substantial damage in a landing accident at Kalaupapa Airport, Hawaii. The aircraft came to rest on the right side of the runway. The nose landing gear had collapsed and the right hand wing tip was bent.
According to a statement by the airline's owner, the pilot had to swerve off the runway to avoid a collision with a smaller aircraft that was on the runway. Kalaupapa Airport is an uncontrolled (nontowered) airport so the pilots use a common frequency to state their intentions. According to Makani Kai Air a pilot at Kalaupapa Airport reported he was clear of the runway. Upon landing a small plane was coming towards the Cessna 208, forcing an evasive action.


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Distance from Honolulu International Airport, HI to Kalaupapa Airport, HI as the crow flies is 99 km (62 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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