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Tour helicopter makes precautionary landing in Hilo

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:25 a.m. HST, Nov 15, 2011

A Blue Hawaiian Helicopters aircraft made a precautionary landing Monday afternoon at the Hilo dragstrip in Panaewa.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the pilot made a precautionary landing, not a hard landing, at 2:25 p.m. at the dragstrip two miles south of Hilo Airport. The pilot took the precaution because of a reported electrical problem, Gregor said.

None of the six people on the helicopter was injured.

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