Coast Guard Looking for Plane that Disappeared Traveling from Maui to Molokai

The Coast Guard continues to search Sunday, for a privately owned Cessna 172S airplane that disappeared from radar while traveling from Maui to Molokai.

A Cessna 172

A Cessna 172

Coast Guard Joint Rescue Coordination Center Honolulu received a report at 7 p.m. Saturday, that the airplane disappeared from radar approximately 2.5 miles north of Maui’s North Shore.

A debris field that appears to be from an aircraft has been located in the area, approximately two miles north of Maui, but confirmation that it is the missing Cessna can’t be made.

A Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew from Air Station Barbers Point, the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Ahi, from Honolulu, and response boat crews from Coast Guard Station Maui are searching the area.

Maui Fire Department and Maui Police Department have conducted land searches without locating any signs of aircraft debris.

The Cessna 172S is a four-seat, single-engine, fixed-wing aircraft. It is unknown if anyone other than the pilot is aboard.