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1 dead after plane crashes in the Pacific off of Hawaii

By Chuck Johnston, CNN
updated 8:31 AM EST, Fri January 10, 2014

(CNN) -- A small plane crashed in the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on Wednesday, killing one person on board, a fire official said.

Eight more occupants survived with injuries that were not life-threatening after the Cessna Grand Caravan went down about half a mile off Kalaupapa, said Maui Fire Department Chief Lee Mainaga.

The Coast Guard and rescue workers picked the survivors out of the water and transported six of them to a hospital. The other two declined medical treatment, Mainaga said.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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