Hawaii: Plane Crashes Off of Molokai Island, 8 Rescued, 1 Dead

December 11, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

A small Makani Kai plane crashed off Molokai Island in Hawaii on Wednesday afternoon.

Eight people were rescued while another died, reported the Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The plane went down about a half-mile northwest of the island, near the small community of Kalaupapa.

A helicopter is responding.

It appears all eight people have survived and are wearing life vests in the water.

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