A small plane crashed on a skydiving excursion on Oahu and caught fire, killing all nine people on board, authorities in Hawaii said. - HailNewsUp.com: provides the latest news from India and the world

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A small plane crashed on a skydiving excursion on Oahu and caught fire, killing all nine people on board, authorities in Hawaii said.

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The twin-engine King Air plane crashed Friday night near the Dillingham airfield with no apparent survivors, tweeted the Hawaii Department of Transportation.
It was on a skydiving excursion when it crashed, said the head of the Honolulu Fire Department, Manuel P. Neves.
When the firemen arrived, the plane was engulfed in flames and they worked to extinguish them. Witnesses saw the plane enter before falling into a fence line, away from the runway, Neves said.
"This is the most tragic plane incident we had, we had some helicopters with the army, but this is a civilian plane that crashed and with so many people on board," Neves told CNN affiliate KGMB.
The names of the passengers have not been revealed. Some members of the family were at the airfield when the plane fell, Neves said.
The Federal Aviation Administration will take over the investigation.
The aerodrome is a general aviation airport operated by the department under a 25-year lease of the US Army. UU UU., According to the Hawaii government website. The state leases 272 acres of the 650-acre Dillingham Military Reserve and operates the 5,000-foot runway, primarily for commercial gliders and parachuting operations.