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Ultralight aircraft crash kills two on Kauai

WAIMEA, Kauai — Kauai County says two people died in a crash of a motorized, seated hang glider in a valley below Kokee.

The county said in a statement Tuesday the identities of the victims aren’t known.

A caller notified police dispatch of a fire in the area Tuesday morning. An initial investigation revealed the fire was caused by the crash of an ultralight aircraft.

The county says police are helping firefighters secure the scene while officials investigate the cause of the crash.

The crash site is in Waiakamoo Valley in Polihale, below Kokee in the western part of Kauai.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the light sport aircraft crashed on the side of a mountain near Polihale Beach.


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