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A couple whose plane crashed near Makaha Beach feel ‘very lucky’

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The Beechcraft Sundowner that made an emergency ocean landing off Makaha Beach Park on Monday was pulled out of 15 to 20 feet of water Wednesday. A stand-up paddleboarder cruised by as aircraft parts from the crash were recovered at Makaha Beach.

  • COURTESY OKO’A THOMAS

    The Kawamotos’ small airplane rested on the bottom of the ocean off Makaha Beach Park on Monday. The couple got out of the plane after it hit the water and began swimming to shore as it started to sink. “It was so rough, the water. We kept trying to swim in. It didn’t look like we were getting closer,” Leslie Kawamoto said.

  • COURTESY MAKAHA ANGELS PRODUCTIONS

    The Beechcraft Sundowner that made an emergency ocean landing off Makaha Beach Park on Monday was pulled out of 15 to 20 feet of water Wednesday.

  • COURTESY MAKAHA ANGELS PRODUCTIONS

    The Beechcraft Sundowner that made an emergency ocean landing off Makaha Beach Park on Monday was pulled out of 15 to 20 feet of water Wednesday.

  • COURTESY MAKAHA ANGELS PRODUCTIONS

    The Beechcraft Sundowner that made an emergency ocean landing off Makaha Beach Park on Monday was pulled out of 15 to 20 feet of water Wednesday.

Eric Kawamoto and his wife, Leslie, walked away with only bruises Monday when their Beechcraft Sundowner plane plunged into a Makaha surfing and swimming area knownas Charlie’s Reef. Read more

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