The wreckage of the plane that crashed in the mountains of the Hawaiian island of Oahu has been sighted and the bodies of the four passengers including the pilot have been recovered. The plane reportedly went down Saturday.
Reports suggest that the small, single-engine plane that crashed yesterday went down in a mountainous area northwest of Honolulu killing all the four people on the spot. There was no survivor in the ill-fated plane.
This is the second airplane crash that has seen multiple people losing their lives. Merely a few days ago, a small plane carrying four people headed for holidays crashed in Utah, killing all the four people on the spot.
Initially there was a sort of suspense about locating the wreckage of the plane. Later, officials aboard a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter sighted the wreckage during a search.
Following the sighting of the plane, hours after the tragedy, rescue crews retrieved the bodies of pilot Dean Hutton and his three passengers. The passengers were identified as 28-year-old Punahou School alumnus Gerrit Evensen, 27-year-old Heather Riley and Alexis Aaron. The plane, a 1969 Beech 19A, had taken off Friday evening from Daniel K. Inouye International Airport but was not reported missing until around 10 a.m. Saturday, the report said.
Alexis “Lexi” Aaron had reportedly graduated from Katy’s Mayde Creek High School. After leaving Katy, Lexi reportedly studied marine biology at Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi and California State University, Monterey Bay. She was living and working in Hawaii. She was also a fitness instructor and talented fire dancer.
A report in CoveringKaty said that the group of friends rented a plane for a sunset flight. Hutton reportedly last communicated with air traffic control at 6:37 p.m. Friday. It wasn’t until the next day at 10 a.m. when the plane was reported missing.