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Pilots in Dillingham Airfield crash died of blunt force injuries

  • Video by Dennis Oda

    The pilot seated at the front of the Cessna 305A that crashed Saturday morning died at the scene at Dillingham Airfield, while the instructor pilot, seated behind him, died on the way to the hospital, a National Transportation Safety Board investigator said.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Wreckage of the single-engine Cessna was stored Monday at a Dillingham Airfield hangar for the NTSB’s investigation.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Wreckage of the single-engine Cessna was stored Monday at a Dillingham Airfield hangar for the NTSB’s investigation.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                The wreckage of a single-engine Cessna was transported from its crash site to a hangar near the control tower at Dillingham Airfield so that the NTSB could begin its investigation under a controlled environment. Richard Rogers, 70, of Haleiwa and William Enoka Jr., 78, of Kapaa were killed in the plane crash Saturday morning.

    DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The wreckage of a single-engine Cessna was transported from its crash site to a hangar near the control tower at Dillingham Airfield so that the NTSB could begin its investigation under a controlled environment. Richard Rogers, 70, of Haleiwa and William Enoka Jr., 78, of Kapaa were killed in the plane crash Saturday morning.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / DEC. 30, 1983
                                Pilot Rick Rogers protested demolition of Haleiwa Theater dressed as Captain Haleiwa.

    STAR-ADVERTISER / DEC. 30, 1983

    Pilot Rick Rogers protested demolition of Haleiwa Theater dressed as Captain Haleiwa.

Bill Enoka was serving as instructor pilot, while seasoned pilot Rick Rogers was learning to fly the glider tow plane that crashed Saturday at Dillingham Airfield, said Steve Lowry, fellow pilot and friend of the two. Read more

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