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Isle helicopter pilot dies in Indiana crash

  • COURTESY OF COMPANY B, 1ST BATTALION, 171ST AVIATION REGIMENT

    “He loved the military. That is his first love, the military. He said, ‘It is my duty to serve this country.’ That’s what he said and I never, ever questioned him after that,” said Laura Esterbrook, wife of helicopter pilot Howard Esterbrook.

  • COURTESY OF ADAM TOWNLEY-WREN

    Helicopter pilot Howard Esterbrook flashes a shaka.

  • COURTESY INDIANA STATE POLICE

    Helicopter pilot Howard Esterbrook, was killed in a crash Tuesday in Indiana while helping to install power lines. Below, the crash site in rural Indiana.

A Hawaii Army National Guard helicopter pilot from Kapolei who once dropped 150 pounds to re-enlist at the age of 39 died Tuesday in a helicopter crash in rural northern Indiana while helping to install power lines for a private company. Read more

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