Honolulu Hawaii Helicopter Crash – Arizona Memorial Tour
- Date: February 18, 2016
- Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- Airline: Genesis Aviation
- Type of Aircraft: Bell-206B Helicopter
- Type of Incident: Crash over water
- Total Passengers: 5
- Injuries: At least 3
- Fatalities: 1
(Honolulu, Hawaii – February 23, 2016) A sightseeing tour helicopter, operated by Genesis Aviation, crashed into the waters of Pearl Harbor, in Honolulu, Hawaii, near the Arizona Memorial, injuring at least 3 people. One of the injured, a 15-year old boy, was initially listed in critical condition and died today. Two others, members of the same Canadian family, were also hospitalized in serious condition.
The Bell-206B chopper was on its way back to Honolulu after touring the area known as Waimea, and the accident was witnessed by several people at a nearby visitor center. The copter was piloted by a member of the Army National Guard, known as a highly experienced pilot.
There were five people on board at the time of the crash.
An investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board is ongoing.
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