- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

WAIANAE, Hawaii (AP) - The Latest on a small aircraft crash off Makaha Beach Park (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

Two people are in stable condition after a small plane they were in crashed in the water off Makaha Beach Park.

Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright says lifeguards in a tower Monday saw the plane halfway in the water with its tail sticking out.

She says a man and woman were hanging on to the plane’s wings as it was sinking. Two lifeguards swam about 30 to 40 yards to reach them. A bystander on a personal watercraft brought all four of them to shore.

Paramedics treated the man and woman and took them to an area hospital. Enright says they were treated for bruises.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor says the single-engine Beechcraft Sundowner reportedly experienced engine trouble while headed to Honolulu International Airport.

The Honolulu couple listed as the plane’s owners couldn’t immediately be reached for comment.

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Noon

Emergency responders are taking one person to an area hospital after a small aircraft crashed in the water off Makaha Beach Park.

Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins says county lifeguards brought two people to shore Monday from a single engine aircraft that was about 30 yards off the coast.

Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright initially said there didn’t seem to be any injuries, but later said one person is being taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. She says the other person wasn’t injured.

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11:50 a.m.

A small aircraft has crashed in the water off Makaha Beach Park.

Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins says county lifeguards brought two people to shore Monday from a single engine aircraft that was about 30 yards off the coast.

Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman Shayne Enright says there doesn’t seem to be any injuries but paramedics are responding. She says lifeguards were able to reach the people quickly because they weren’t too far from shore.

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