Tour helicopter crash lands in Oahu’s Sacred Falls Valley

Tour helicopter crash lands in Oahu’s Sacred Falls Valley

Honolulu rescuers have received a call of a downed tour helicopter shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning.

Six units including the Honolulu Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter responded to the area of Sacred Falls in Hauula at about 11:36 a.m. Honolulu Fire Spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant said there were four people on board of aircraft that has made a possible hard landing.

According to FAA, the Hughes 369E helicopter, registered to Paradise Helicopters, made a hard landing in Sacred Falls Valley, about 17 miles north of Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. No one was injured.

UPDATE: The helicopter was under contract to the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW). All passengers declined medical treatment and hiked out of the area to meet emergency responders.

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