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Pilot heard ‘a loud bang’ before helicopter crash

The civilian pilot of the tour helicopter that crashed off the USS Arizona Memorial visitor center a week ago told a federal accident investigator that he felt “a vibration” followed by a grinding noise, then “a loud bang” before he was forced to ditch his aircraft into Pearl Harbor, fatally injuring one of four passengers on board, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board. Read more

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