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Plane Crash Report at PTA False

October 16, 2015, 11:03 AM HST
* Updated October 16, 12:23 PM
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Military training near the Pohakuloa Training Area sparked concerns of a down plane Thursday morning.

United States Army Garrison-Hawai’i spokesperson Kayla Overton told Big Island Now that the report was a false alarm and that there was no downed plane in the area.

“It was a false alarm. Some folks driving by saw artillery training going on and reported it to police,” Overton said. “Apparently they were vacationers who didn’t know we had a training area up there [PTA].”

A Hawai’i Police Department spokesperson says HPD received a call at 9:28 a.m. reporting that a plane had potentially gone down along Saddle Road. The callers reportedly made the call from around the 38 to 39 mile marker.

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