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BREAKING: Small Plane Crash in Hilo

April 14, 2015, 2:51 PM HST
* Updated April 14, 3:25 PM
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Image from small plane crash scene at Hilo International Airport, April 14, 2015. Photo by Jamilia Epping/ BigIslandNow.com.

Image from small plane crash scene at Hilo International Airport, April 14, 2015. Photo by Jamilia Epping/ BigIslandNow.com.

[flashvideo file=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCgEaiVS-9c /] By Maui Now Staff

*Click here for on scene video by Jamilia Epping.

*Click here for on scene video by Jack Dugan.

Crews are on the scene of a small plane crash at Hilo International Airport, according to witnesses on scene.

Those who observed the incident tell Maui Now that the plane appeared to be a single engine craft and was within a couple hundred feet of the ground when the incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon, April 14, 2015.

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“It appeared to be a climb out stall,” said Jack Dugan who witnessed the incident while taking off as a passenger aboard a commercial flight out of Hilo on Tuesday afternoon.

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“The plane seemed to climb out too steep, stalled and fell to the left or driver’s side,” said Dugan.

Details about the incident have yet to be released by authorities.  Our sister site, BigIslandNow.com reports that two men and a woman were injured and were taken to the hospital by paramedics when the single-engine private Cessna plane crashed.

Emergency were on scene at around 2:20 this afternoon responding to the incident.

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***Check back for updates which will be posted as they become available. 

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