Wailuku man killed in skydiving accident at Hāna Airport in East Maui
Update: 9:57 p.m., Nov. 8, 2022
The victim has been identified as Robert Nunes, 58, of Wailuku. The Maui Police Department extended condolences to Nunes’ family and friends.
Previous post: Nov. 7, 2022
A 58-year-old Wailuku man died in a skydiving accident at Hāna Airport in East Maui on Monday afternoon, police said.
The incident was reported at 3:06 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
Upon arrival, officers performed life-saving measures on the unresponsive man until fire and medic personnel took over; however, those measures proved unsuccessful, according to police reports.
A preliminary investigation reveals that while on a solo skydiving jump, the victim impacted the ground upon landing. The man was wearing skydiving gear, a helmet, and a deployed parachute.
The victim’s identity is currently being withheld pending next of kin notification.
The investigation is ongoing, and is currently classified as a miscellaneous fatal accident.