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640-foot debris field found after plane crash on Lanai

By Gregg K. Kakesako

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 13, 2014

~~<p>Examination by the investigators of the wreckage of a small commercial plane that crashed in a former Lanai pineapple field last month revealed a 640-foot-long debris field, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.</p>
<p>The rented twin-engine Piper Navajo Chieftain was destroyed by fire after it crashed at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26, killing Maui Air pilot Richard Rooney and two Maui Planning Department employees, Kathleen Kern, 50, and Tremaine Balberdi, 53.</p>
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Examination by the investigators of the wreckage of a small commercial plane that crashed in a former Lanai pineapple field last month revealed a 640-foot-long debris field, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

The rented twin-engine Piper Navajo Chieftain was destroyed by fire after it crashed at 9:30 p.m. Feb. 26, killing Maui Air pilot Richard Rooney and two Maui Planning Department employees, Kathleen Kern, 50, and Tremaine Balberdi, 53. Login for more...



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