Hawaii helicopter tour owners defend safety record following tragic Kailua crash
By Nina Wu firstname.lastname@example.org
May 15, 2019
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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.