Cessna Caravan plane crashed shortly after landing today;  Pilots survived

Cessna Caravan plane crashed shortly after landing today; Pilots survived

Cessna Caravan plane crashed shortly after landing today Pilots survived

Two people, both believed to be pilots, were injured after a Cessna Caravan cargo plane crashed near Hawaii’s Molokai Airport early Monday morning just before completing its approach to land.

The United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said the singleengine Cessna 208B Super Cargomaster with two people on board crashed around 5 a.m. while on approach to Hoolehua Airport.

The aircraft is registered to Kamaka Air under registration N236KA. Flight KMK236 took off from Honolulu just over 20 minutes before the crash.

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The state Department of Transportation said the plane crashed about 1.5 miles from the airport in a rural area.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), which conducts investigations into accidents and incidents in the United States, one of the people suffered serious injuries and the other suffered minor injuries.

According to Hawaii News Now, a Maui County spokesman said medical personnel took the two occupants to the hospital in stable condition for further treatment.

Airport firefighters, emergency services and other first responders were on hand to help. The FAA and NTSB have said they will investigate the accident.