Gerry Charlebois, 54, and Mark McKenzie, 53, killed after their ultralight aircraft crashes into a mountain near Kokee on Kauai Island.

Modified Date: 
Fri, 05/06/2016 - 12:27pm
Accident Date: 
Monday, March 10, 2014

Pilot, passenger in Kauai deadly plane crash identified.

Kauai County has identified the pilot and passenger killed in Tuesday’s light sport aircraft crash in Waiakamoo Valley in Polihale.

Kauai glider company has crashed before.

The ultralight crash on Kauai on Tuesday, March 11, that killed both pilot and passenger, isn’t the first for owner Birds in Paradise. The company was sued more than four years ago. In August 2009, Neil Shoemaker suffered serious leg injuries when the ultralight he was in crashed.

2 dead after aircraft crashes on Kauai.

Rescue officials have responded to an ultralight crash in Kokee.

Rescue officials have responded to an ultralight crash in Kokee. Preliminary reports state an Evolution Trikes Revo weight-shift-control aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances on the side of a mountain near Polihale Beach around 9 a.m. Tuesday. Kauai police were notified of a fire, and upon investigation realized the fire was a result of an ultralight crash. Firefighters from the Waimea fire station are on scene. The identity of the victims are unknown at this time. Local authorities are reporting that both people on board were killed. The pilot was later identified as Gerry Charlebois, 54. His passenger has been identified as Mark McKenzie, 53, from Ontario Canada.

People Involved: 
Gerry Charlebois
Mark McKenzie
Polihale Beach


Thanks for putting this up I really want to find out for research he was also my dad and miss him so does my mom and my sister and my whole family. Lest we forget mark Morley mckenzie :(

Sorry to hear. I saw on TV when the golf cart house was decided on its purchase. I was curious when I saw in memory of him, so I googled the name. So sorry to hear about the tragedy and your loss

My condolensces.  Like anonymous 1, I saw this episode on T.V. and researched the episode.  Praying for your family's continued strength.  

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