Play benefits UH Lab School
The Kumu Kahua Theatre will present the play "Tea" on July 23 to raise funds for the University Laboratory School Alumni Association's Fire Recovery Fund.
Tickets are $50. The play will be followed by an outdoor reception. All proceeds go toward helping the school recover from a fire last month that devastated the school's P.E., music and drama programs. Tickets are available at the door or by calling 554-5450.
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Experimental aircraft crash injures pilot, 71
A 71-year-old Big Island pilot was injured yesterday afternoon when the experimental light aircraft he was flying crashed near Hilo Airport.
Police said Norman Hammack's two-blade helicopter was in flight less than 10 minutes before it experienced mechanical problems and crashed around 3:15 p.m. in the bushes about a quarter-mile north of the airport near Kalanianaole Avenue. Passers-by found the man moaning in the bushes, police said.
Hammack, of Keaau, was taken to Hilo Medical Center and treated for bruises and a dislocated shoulder, police said. But around 7:30 p.m., his condition worsened and he was to be taken to the Queen's Medical Center on Oahu, police said.
The aircraft was in one piece and did not catch fire, but was destroyed, according to police. Federal Aviation Administration records show that the aircraft is an experimental Elite Rotorcraft.
The aircraft will be stored in a Civil Air Patrol Hangar for inspection by investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board, the lead agency responding to the crash, police said.
Pedestrian hit by car is critically injured
A 23-year-old pedestrian was in critical condition last night after he was struck by a car in McCully around 8:20 p.m., an Emergency Services Department spokesman said.
The accident occurred on Kapiolani Boulevard near Hauoli Street, the spokesman said.
The pedestrian was taken to the Queen's Medical Center.
Man dies following power saw accident
A 50-year-old Aina Haina man died yesterday afternoon from injuries sustained while using a handheld power saw in a home renovation, according to a city official.
The man received a severe cut to his chest, said Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Service Department spokesman.
The man was taken in extremely critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.