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No injuries after Cessna goes down off H-2 freeway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:16 p.m. HST, Jun 24, 2014

A student pilot and his instructor were not injured after an emergency landing Tuesday evening of a Cessna 172P in a pineapple field near Costco Wai-pio.

The 54-year-old student pilot, Bruce Hamilton, turned over the controls of the plane to his instructor, Michael Richards of Moore Air, after the plane experienced engine trouble.

Hamilton said they had finished training and were heading back to Hono-lulu when the engine started sputtering at an altitude of 2,000 feet.

The plane landed when it was still light, he said.

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ippikiokami wrote:
What a headline for Honolulu. Amazingly, there were no fatalities or injuries and it ended ok. That was close.
on June 24,2014 | 07:52PM
ainaboy wrote:
This "open field" will soon be houses if Castle & Cooke develops its "Koa Ridge" subdivision there.
on June 24,2014 | 08:09PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
Thankfully no one was hurt! Great training for the student!
on June 24,2014 | 08:22PM
iwanaknow wrote:
I known the instructor's parents who live in Hauula......Richards is the last name.
on June 24,2014 | 09:14PM
MillionMonkeys wrote:
thanks, but i don't wanaknow. what's your last name? where do you live? what type of undergarments, if any, do you wear? i don't wanaknow that either
on June 24,2014 | 11:29PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Hono-lulu? Wai-pio? And yesterday Mokuai-kaua Church? Wozzup, SA -- you got the hiccups all of a sudden?
on June 25,2014 | 01:06AM
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