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4 Safe After Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Waiehu

June 16, 2013, 8:04 PM HST
* Updated June 16, 9:23 PM
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Photo courtesy Ryan Piros/County of Maui facebook.

Photo courtesy Ryan Piros/County of Maui facebook.

By Wendy Osher

All four people aboard a small plane are uninjured after the aircraft they were in made an emergency landing in a residential area of Waiehu, Maui, on Father’s Day.

Authorities say crews responded to the report at around 5:38 p.m. on Sunday, June 16,2 013, in an area makai of Lower Waiehu Beach Road.

Firefighters from Wailuku made contact with the pilot upon arrival, who informed them that everyone on board was safe and uninjured, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The plane landed approximately 50-yards from the shoreline in an area of brush, said FS Chief Maianaga.

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Authorities say the all individuals aboard the craft were male.

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The incident remains under investigation.

Photo courtesy Ryan Piros/County of Maui.

Photo courtesy Ryan Piros/County of Maui facebook.

Maui police were among the units responding to the report of a plane that made an emergency landing off of Waiehu Beach Road in Central Maui.  Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui police were among the units responding to the report of a plane that made an emergency landing off of Waiehu Beach Road in Central Maui. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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