Guam - A Star Marianas small commuter plane crashed on take off this morning at the Saipan Airport. KSPN 2 News in Saipan reports that there were six tourists and a pilot on board who were headed to Tinian. The crash occurred just minutes after the aircraft took off leaving the Saipan Airport just after six o'clock this morning crashing into the runway.
KSPN 2 News has received information that the pilot is believed to be the lone fatality from the crash but those reports are unofficial at this time. The survivors of the crash were taken to the hospital where they are undergoing treatment.