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Three killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

May 1, 2019 5:19 am

A tour helicopter crashed into a Hawaiian residential neighbourhood and burst into flames, killing all three people onboard, officials say.

No bystanders were injured in the fiery crash in Kailua, a popular tourist destination located about 12 miles (19km) outside of Honolulu.

Emergency officials were nearby responding to another call when the crash happened.

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It is the second tourist helicopter in Hawaii to crash this month.

Witness Tehani Alo told KGMB-TV that she saw the helicopter spinning out of control before it crashed and burst into flames.

“It sounded like hell landing,” she said.

The four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter was owned by tour company Novictor Helicopters, which said in a statement that is working with federal officials on the investigation.

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