Date & Time: Feb 26, 2014 at 2105 LT
Operator:
Registration:
N483VA
Flight Phase:
Takeoff (climb)
Survivors:
Yes
Schedule:
Lanai – Kahului
MSN:
31-7552124
YOM:
1975
Crew on board:
1
Crew fatalities:
1
Pax on board:
5
Pax fatalities:
2
Other fatalities:
0
Total fatalities:
3
Circumstances:
The twin engine airplane was carrying five members of the Hawaiian government back to Kahului, and one pilot. Shortly after takeoff from Lanai Airport, while in initial climb, aircraft went out of control and crashed in flames some 2 km from the airport. The pilot and two passengers were killed while all three other occupants were seriously injured. Aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and postcrash fire.