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HDOT News Release: Dillingham Airfield to reopen June 26, 2019

Posted on Jun 25, 2019 in Main

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) alerts the public the Dillingham Airfield (HDH) will reopen on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 a.m. The airfield remained closed since Friday, June 21, 2019 following the plane crash that tragically killed all 11 people on board.

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigation into the cause of the accident continues. Investigators have notified HDOT the plane wreckage will be released to the insurance company and is in the process of being transported to a separate location at the airfield where it will be monitored by security until it is picked up by the recovery team this week.

“We are available to investigators and standby to assist in any way possible as they work to determine what caused the incident,” said Director Jade Butay, Hawaii Department of Transportation. “We extend our heartfelt thoughts and condolences to the families and friends of those impacted by the tragedy.”




Tim Sakahara

Hawaii Department of Transportation

Public Affairs Office

869 Punchbowl St. #112

Honolulu, HI 96813

Office: (808) 587-2160

E-mail: [email protected]

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