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Feds Investigating Hilo Plane Crash

April 15, 2015, 4:54 PM HST
* Updated April 15, 4:56 PM
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Federal investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation and Security Board are in Hilo today to find out the cause of a plane crash that injured three people at Hilo International Airport yesterday, April 14.

According to a Department of Transportation official, the plane is based in Hilo and was conducting touch-and-go patterns when it crashed into a grassy area just inside the fence line of the airport.

The three adults injured were taken to Hilo Medical Center.  Two of them were critically injured and later taken to Queen’s Medical Center.  The third was in stable condition.

FAA registration records indicate the owner of the plane is Barlow Aviation, LLC, based in Honolulu.  The Cessna 172M was built in 1973 and has seating for four people.

Investigators have yet to determine the exact cause of the crash.

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