Mokulele Iki Inc Piper Dunked in Ocean

Monday, June 24, 2013
By George Hatcher

During salvage of the Mokulele Iki Inc Piper PA-28-181 Archer II that made an emergency landing50 yards from Waiehu Beach on Maui, the Pacific helicopter doing the heavy lifting dropped the Piper Cherokee it was hauling into the ocean. The wind was blowing 20 to 25 mph. Witnesses believed the helicopter was going to follow the plane into the ocean.

None of the four men aboard the Piper were hurt during the emergency landing on the 16th, and no one was injured during the attempted salvage on the 20th.

Now the owner, the insurance company and the coast guard have to figure out what to do next.

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