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a statement to the newspaper.A resident of a nearby condominium tells the Star Advertiser the highway is usually busy, but had few cars at the time of the emergency landing.As for the flight, one passenger on the plane tells Hawaii News Now he heard a loud bang just before the power failure."It just went 'boom' and then there was some odd sounds after and there was a series of sparks and stuff flying out of the aircraft," the passenger said, asking to remain anonymous.Investigators from both the FAA and the National the Transportation Safety Board are looking into the incident.Jeff Erb, a commercial pilot and former flight instructor, described the emergency landing to Hawaii News Now as a "worst case scenario" for the pilots, whom he credited pilots for quick thinking."That sounds like a Omega Speedmaster Professional Strap
turboprop flight on small Hawaiian carrier Mokulele Airlines made headlines in Hawaii this week after it lost power and landed on a Maui highway Monday."We're very proud of both of them. Both did a phenomenal job," Mokulele's CEO Ron Hansen tells the Honolulu Star Advertiser for a Wednesday story. "They did exactly what pilots are trained all their life to do in an emergency situation. They did exactly the right thing."IN DEPTH: Passenger recounts emergency landing on Maui highway (Hawaii News Now)IN DEPTH: CEO praises 2 pilots for highway landing (Honolulu Star Advertiser)Federal Aviation Administration officials tell the newspaper the Mokulele Cessna Grand Caravan Omega Speedmaster Grey lost engine power after departing from Maui's Kahului Airport for Kamuela on the "Big Island" of Hawaii.Hawaii News Now cites an unnamed 41 year old passenger on the flight who "said the plane turned back toward Maui and coasted for about 10 minutes. Panicked passengers called their loved ones as they waited in the dark."CNN adds: "As the plane coasted in the dark, passengers braced for the worst, the passenger said. 'I think we're gonna crash!' and 'I love you' were some of the phrases he heard."Maui police spokesman Lt. local time advising them of the emergency."The pilot conducted a safe landing onto Piilani Highway between Kilohana Drive and Okolani Drive in Wailea," Juan says in Omega Seamaster 300m
catastrophic engine failure," Erb says to Hawaii News Now. "I give (the pilots) a 10, a 10 plus because anytime you can be in an emergency situation and lose power, you're coming down rapidly, you have very few options."
Commercial airplane makes emergency landing on Maui highway
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