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3 dead in air ambulance plane crash on Maui

/ Source: The Associated Press

Three people were killed when an air ambulance plane crashed into the parking lot of a BMW dealership, a state transportation department official said.

No one was injured on the ground at the scene of Wednesday’s crash in Kahului, state Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Ishikawa said. The dealership was closed at the time.

The plane was supposed to land at Kahului Airport to pick up a patient about the time the crash occurred, Ishikawa said.

The National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the cause of the crash, he said.

Andrew Kluger, chief executive officer of Hawaii Air Ambulance, said the twin-engine Cessna 414 belonged to the company.

Kluger identified the dead as pilot Peter A. Miller, 32, of Kailua, registered nurse Brien P. Eisaman, 37, of Waipahu, and paramedic Marlena L. Yomes, 39, of Waianae.