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This is Now (June 9, 2022)


The NTSB and FAA are investigating a tour helicopter crash Wednesday on a remote Hawaii Island lava field that sent the pilot and five passengers to the hospital.

The NTSB said the helicopter departed Kona International Airport on a sightseeing tour around 5 p.m. The crash happened about 5:30 p.m. near Ka Lae.

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Two people, including a 19-year-old woman, were seriously injured in the crash. Meanwhile, authorities said the pilot was trapped in the wreckage and had to be extricated.

The 19-year-old was airlifted to Kona Community Hospital while the rest were taken by ambulance.


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