Mililani High School graduate Thomas Craig was planning to fly from Henderson Executive Airport to San Diego on Saturday night.
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, the single-engine Beechcraft Sierra crashed around 8:15 p.m., a half-mile south of Henderson Executive Airport.
As Im running, there was a gentleman running,” said Sevag Sagherian. He was lit up, he was on fire. He was saying help. I told him stop, roll. I took off my shirt to try to pat out the fire.
A GoFundMe page set up for Craig said he suffered second- and third-degree burns covering nearly 75% of his body.
The plane has a tail number N24030 and is registered to the California Flight Academy, based out of Gillespie Field Airport in San Diego.
The flight school issued a statement that said, All of us at California Flight Academy are heartbroken over the news of our colleagues and friends. Our hearts and prayers are with those involved in this tragic accident.
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