BREAKING: Five Survive Crash Of Tourist Helicopter In Hawaii

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A helicopter carrying tourists made a hard landing in water Thursday not far from the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. All five passengers survived. This video shows that perhaps the tail rotor gave out as the copter was coming in for a landing.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that a 16-year-old passenger was critically injured in the crash. Also, a 50-year-old man and 45-year-old woman are hospitalized in stable condition. The two other passengers were in a hospital but there was no information on their conditions.

A check of the tail number of the helicopter that crashed showed it is a 1979 Bell 206B Jet Ranger and is owned by Genesis Aviation.


Written by Wendell Barnhouse

Wendell Barnhouse is a veteran journalist with over 40 years of experience as a writer and an editor. For the last 30 years, he wrote about college sports but he has had an interest and curiosity about aviation since he was in grade school.