The National Transportation Safety Board pointed to pilot decisions to fly into bad weather in two air tour helicopter crashes in Hawaii. The first crash, involving a Bell 206B operated by Bali Hai Helicopter tours, occurred Sept. 24, 2004. The helicopter, conducting an air tour over the island of Kauai, flew into poor weather and crashed into mountainous terrain, killing the pilot and all four passengers. NTSB investigators learned that operations on Kauai can be challenging because of ...


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