June 19, 2008
Hawaiian Tour Plane Disappears
Searchers Wednesday had no success in finding a small airplane carrying a pilot and two Japanese tourists that disappeared the day before.
The Cessna 172 took off from Kona Airport Tuesday morning for a tour of Kilauea and the Big Island but failed to return, KITV in Honolulu reported.
At one point Tuesday night, the U.S. Coast Guard detected an intermittent emergency signal in the Hakalau Forest Reserve but a search there didn't turn up any sign of the plane.