Kalaupapa Airport


Cessna 208 by Makani Kai Air crashes after engine fails soon after take off from Kalaupapa Airport.  Water crash; One fatality, eight survivors.

February 13, 1986

A Pacific Air Express twin engine cargo plane crashed at the Kalaupapa Airstrip after the pilot attempted to abort a landing. The pilot and cargo handler aboard the plane were not injured.

January 13, 1986

A Cessna 402B hit a hump on the runway while taking off. Just off the beach, the left wing tip struck a large wave. The aircraft continued flying, but the left wing was substantially damaged. No injuries.

February 28, 1984

A Royal Hawaiian Airways Cessna 402C was landing when a 20-foot wave ricocheted off the runway embankment, striking the aircraft’s right flap. The plane landed safely. There were no injuries.

March 1, 1966

An Andrew Flying Service twin-engine Cessna T-50 burst a tire and flipped over upon landing. Six persons were injured, three seriously.