Three killed in Hawaii plane crash

(KHNL) A chartered plane carrying five Maui County employees crashed moments after attempting to take off from Hawaii’s Lanai airport Wednesday night, killing three, critically injuring two and seriously injuring a sixth person, county officials say.

Officials indicated early Thursday morning that one of the survivors of the plane crash called 911 and first notified emergency responders about the accident.

A Maui County spokesperson confirmed early Thursday morning that two Maui Department of Planning employees were killed in the crash, along with the plane’s pilot. Two other Planning Department employees were reported to be in critical condition after the crash, and a Deputy Attorney for Maui Corporation Counsel was seriously injured.

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