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One person injured in helicopter crash on Honopu Beach

HONOPU — A passenger was injured when a tour helicopter crashed on a remote, westside beach on Tuesday.

The incident happened at approximately 1:40 p.m. at Honopu Beach on the Napali Coast, the Kaua‘i Fire Department (KFD) said. The location, which is along a rough stretch of the coastline, is accessible via boat, helicopter, hiking or kayaking.

“According to a preliminary report, a Jack Harter helicopter carrying one pilot and four passengers crashed at Honopu Beach, with one passenger suffering a back injury,” the KFD said.

“The three passengers and the pilot did not report any injuries and were later retrieved by another Jack Harter helicopter. After Air 1 landed, Rescue 3 accessed the injured person and transported the passenger to Princeville Airport to awaiting personnel with American Medical Response.”

Personnel from the Hanalei fire station also responded to the scene. The scene was cleared at approximately 3:40 p.m., the KPD said.
Source: The Garden Island

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