Pilot’s takeoff maneuver led to the skydiving plane crash that killed 11

According to Hawaii News Now – the NTSB released a report into their findings of a deadly 2019 plane crash on Oahu’s North shore. The crash of a skydiving plane operated by the Oahu Parachute Center killed the pilot and 10 passengers in a fiery wreck.

The investigators found that the pilot’s aggressive takeoff maneuver was the probable cause of the  airplane slamming to the ground near the fence of Dillingham Airfield shortly after takeoff. The maneuver likely resulted in an accelerated stall and subsequent loss of control at an altitude that was too low for recovery. Among the victims of the crash were both local aviation enthusiasts, and visitors from out-of-state.