For our 1,000th post on Beat of Hawaii, we were hoping for a good deal to bring you. Unfortunately, it’s turned into sad news of yet another deadly crash involving an Ultralight aircraft. Today’s fatal flight took off from Hanapepe’s Port Allen field here on Kauai. Our thoughts go first to those killed and their loved ones.
Ultralight safety is a subject that we last wrote about only 90 days ago, at the time of the previous Ultralight crash on Kauai. There have been in total four crashes, three of them deadly to both pilot and passenger, and three of them on Kauai, in just over one year. It makes us wonder what is happening at Port Allen. We see these popular Ultralights very frequently and look forward to their good safety record being restored.
Regarding prior crashes here in Hawaii, here’s a list of five recent incidents:
May 17, 2011
February 15, 2011
December 22, 2010
April 21, 2010
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