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Rescuers search for 2 people missing after ultralight crash

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Passengers lost in Hawaii plane crash
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The plane crashed Tuesday morning
  • There was a male pilot and a woman on the plane

(CNN) -- Rescuers were searching for two people missing after their plane crashed in waters near Hawaii, the U.S. Coast Guard said Tuesday night.

The two people -- a male pilot and a 49-year-old female tourist -- were last seen traveling on an "ultralight aircraft" that crashed in waters about 100 yards off the Hawaiian island of Kauai, the Coast Guard said.

A kayaker told authorities that the plane went down about 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Helicopters and boats have been deployed to help in the search.