Officials confirm no survivors from Hawaii helicopter crash

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Honolulu, Dec. 29 (BNA): Tour helicopter operations in Hawaii have come under increased scrutiny after the deadly crash this week, one of several recent accidents in the state, with a congressman calling the trips unsafe and lacking proper oversight.


There were no survivors of a Thursday tour helicopter crash that killed three minors and four adults, officials confirmed Saturday, The Associated Press (AP) reported.


The helicopter that was set to tour the rugged Na Pali Coast, the picturesque and remote northern shoreline of Kauai that was featured in the film “Jurassic Park,” crashed on a mountaintop Thursday.


The remains of six people were recovered Friday and the seventh is still missing. Kauai police confirmed there were no survivors based in part on the nature of the crash and impact damage, officials said in a statement. Recovery efforts were suspended Saturday afternoon.


There were six people from two different families and a pilot on the flight.

 



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