Last known owner of deadly Hawaii plane that crashed was investigated by FBI

Posted on June 23, 2019


From at least 1981 to 2018 more than 20 skydiving deaths are link to Bill Dause, the last known owner of the deadly plane that crashed taking 11 people’s lives, out at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu Hawaii, Friday June 21, 2019.


Smoke could be seen in the distance after a fatal plane crash at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu, Hawaii’s North Shore – Photo courtesy of Hawaii News Now


I uncovered more on the fatal Oahu, Hawaii plane crash that killed 11 people on Saturday. Bill Dause the last know owner of the Fatal Plane a Beechcraft King Air A90, tail # N256TA, was previously investigated by the FBI. Bill Dause is also the Owner of Lodi Parachute Center in California who had 20 people die in skydiving related accidents since 1981.

The Sacramento Bee reported in their 2018 news story that “The FAA previous cited the Lodi center in 2010 and 2011 “for allegedly failing to perform required aircraft parts replacements” and for operating a plane in 2009 that did not comply with federal regulations.”

And it was reported that Mr. Dause had faced over $664,000 in fines for non-compliance of federal regulations for unsafely operating two aircrafts throughout the years.

Mr. Bause was also at the center of an investigation of another of his aircraft by the Canadian Transportation Safety Board TSB, after his Dual-Engine had a Power Loss – Forced Landing, and citied the Owner as Bill Dause of the Beech 65-A90 (King Air) aircraft tail # N17SA, that occurred at the Pitt Meadows Airport, British Columbia on August 03 2008.

Check back for updates. We will keep you posted as I uncover more information.

Article by Tina Quizon June 22, 2019

June 24, 2019 Update: According to records we found of the Planes registration most recent history DATE 29-May-2015:

In fact shows this is the same plane owned by Bill Dause that also crashed on July 23, 2016 from the Lodi Parachute Center owned by Bill Dause in California – when 14 skydivers had to evacuate jump in mid air to safety while the aircraft was spinning out of control. The Pilot of the plane himself  suffered cuts and bruises to his face when he crashed the Plane, dramatic video taken by one of the skydivers reveals the tense moments –

Many grieving families whose loved ones have smashed to their death,  died from incidents involving Bill Dause, in particular his Lodi Parachute Center.

For years those families and Government leaders like Assemblywoman Susan Talamantes Eggman, D-Stockton, California have asked for more oversight and regulations of the FAA and the Skydiving industries. But to only come up against decades of loose arm chair oversight for skydiving, the aircrafts used & the flights, and these Parachute Skydiving operations which has been left mostly to the U.S. Parachute Association instead of the FAA or any GOVT agency.


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