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Hawaii helicopter tour owners defend safety record following tragic Kailua crash

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / 2017

    A Paradise Helicopters tour stopped at a landing zone above Kaaawa Valley at Kualoa Ranch as part of its “Oahu Circle Island Experience.”

  • COURTESY MAGNUM HELICOPTERS

    A Magnum Helicopters copter.

  • COURTESY BRUCE OMORI / PARDISE HELICOPTERS

    Helicopter tour operators insist they are responsible to the community. Paradise Helicopters’ pilot Robert Mitchell assisted a Big Island resident after she retrieved items from her home in Vacationland during the Kileaua eruption in June 2018.

The veteran operators of three helicopter tour companies in Hawaii said the industry has a good record in the state and operates within federal rules and regulations. Read more

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