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How A Vacationing Pilot Wearing Tennis Shoes, Shorts, and a Polo Shirt! saved Hundreds 

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Capt. Vince Eckelkamp, with his wife and daughter, had gone to Maui for a vacation of six days.

They were scheduled to fly back to Denver  on Tuesday

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Their hotel lost power at around 4 a.m. that morning as a result of downed power wires brought down by strong winds. That is when they heard about the wildfire.

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Maui Island, Hawaii, has turned into hell with devasting wildfires claiming the lives of hundreds.

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Eckelkamp's family left early for Kahului Airport only to see the airport filling up real quick and flights being delayed.

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The Flight attendants couldn't make it to the airports because of the wildfires and storms, which was definitely the reason why flights were delayed and cancelled.

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That is when the flight crew called Captain Vince Eckelkamp and asked him if he wanted to fly the flight from Maui to San Francisco, and He said, ‘Yes, of course.’"

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This is how the experienced pilot of 777 Airlines saved the lives of 330 people by getting them off island.

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The Echoes Of Deadliest U.S. Wildfire.

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