Wreckage found of Hawaii tour helicopter; survivors possible
HONOLULU — The wreckage of a helicopter carrying seven people to one of the most rugged and remote coastlines in Hawaii was found Friday in a mountainous area on the island of Kauai, authorities said.
Officials said in a news release that they’re sending additional resources and searching for possible survivors of the crash.
Searchers began looking for the helicopter carrying a pilot and six passengers after it was reported overdue from a tour of Kauai’s Na Pali Coast on Thursday evening. Two passengers are believed to be minors, the Coast Guard said.
Steep terrain, low visibility, choppy seas and rain had complicated the search, the agency said.
The helicopter was found in a mountainous region inland from the Na Pali Coast, which is one of the most sought-after destinations in Hawaii.