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Lanai Plane Crash Kills 3, Injures 3 Near Airport on Hawaiian Island

Thursday, 27 Feb 2014 07:55 PM

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Three people were killed in a plane crash on Hawaii's Lanai Island on Wednesday. Three others were injured.

Maui County spokesman Rod Antone says the crash occurred around 9:30 p.m. near the island's airport, The Associated Press reported.

He says details are still sketchy but the plane was taking off or had just taken off when it went down.

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Antone says three are dead and two are critically injured. Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga says a third occupant was hospitalized with serious injuries.

Mainaga says crews located the aircraft about 1 mile southwest of the airport.

Authorities say they don't know the size of the aircraft, how many people were aboard, or details about the crash.

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