A Haleakalā `ahinahina or silversword plant will make the journey to Korea and back, marking the first time the plant has left Haleakalā since 1992 when it was federally listed as a threatened species.
Federal Aviation Administration officials tell us that since 1947, there have been 105 people who have stowed away in 94 flights worldwide. Of those, 80 individuals or 76.2% died and 25 people or 23.8% survived, according to Ian Gregor of the FAA.
“Officials have notified the boy’s family that he is safe. The CWS Branch will enlist the help of all necessary agencies to ensure the child’s safe return to his home in California,” department officials said in a statement.
The Maui County Council will consider legislation on Tuesday to rename the Kahului Pool and an Upcountry field after youth mentors Spencer Shiraishi and William “Blee” Amoral Sr., Council Member Don Guzman announced.