Waimea, HI Tour Plane Crashes In Mountains, June 1989
DOWNED PLANE FOUND; 11 MISSING.
Waimea, Hawaii (UPI) -- The scattered of a tour plane carrying a pilot and 10 tourists was found Tuesday in a foggy valley of the northeastern tip of Hawaii island. Authorities said there was no sign of survivors.
The Scenic Air Tours twin-engine Beechcraft C-18 was sighted by a Hawaii county fire department helicopter near an 1,800-foot-high waterfall in rugged, picturesque Waipio Valley shortly before 6 a.m., the Hilo Fire Department said.
Marine Corps spokesman KERRY GERSHANECK, in communication with a ground search team above the crash site, said debris from the shattered, orange plane was spread over 200 to 300 yards.
"There are no pieces large enough to identify as an aircraft," GERSHANECK said. There was no sign of survivors, he said.
Pacific Stars and Stripes Tokyo Japan 1989-06-15