Wailea fire fighters responded to the Pi'ilani Highway-Kilohana Drive intersection for a possible plane crash on Monday, Oct. 21. The single-engine, Mokulele Airlines' Cessna Caravan experienced engine trouble after taking off from Kahului Airport on a flight to Kamuela on Hawai'i Island, landed and came to a stop at this location. No injuries were reported among the eight passengers and two pilots.
The plane was transported Sunday, Oct. 28, by highway to Kahului Airport. Police officers and workers with Phoenix-based Air Transport escorted the plane, which was rolled to the airport on its own landing gear, while a flatbed trailer hauled pieces of the aircraft's wings and tail later.