April 29, 1988 |
An explosion tore open an Aloha Airlines jetliner over the ocean southeast of the island of Maui on Thursday, injuring 60 people, authorities said. One person was reported missing. The Boeing 737, one engine aflame and its cabin exposed, made an emergency landing at Kahului Airport. The airline said the plane, Flight 243, was bound from Hilo to Honolulu with 90 passengers and five crew members. "It was like somebody had peeled off a layer of skin.
April 28, 1990 |
Lava slowly flowing from Kilauea Volcano through a remote housing area on the island of Hawaii sent four more houses up in flames. Civil Defense officials put the number of homes destroyed in Kalapana Gardens since April 4 at 32, or about a quarter of the subdivision's homes. Two separate flows were joining together, and the lava surges caused Civil Defense officials to extend blockades and to warn residents of the possibility of large methane gas explosions.