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U.S. Navy says four people have died in a helicopter crash on the Hawaii island of Kauai

Hawaii Ancestral Lands
Posted at 3:27 PM, Feb 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-22 22:25:12-05

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy says four people have died in the crash of a contractor’s helicopter on the Hawaii island of Kauai.

The Pacific Missile Range Facility says the aircraft crashed on the north side of the installation shortly after 10 a.m.

There were no survivors. The names of those killed were not yet available.

The helicopter was being flown by Croman Corp. in support of a training operation.

The National Transportation Safety Board says in a tweet the agency is investigating the crash of the Sikorsky S-61N helicopter.

The missile range facility says an investigation will be conducted to determine the cause of the accident.

This was the second military-related helicopter crash in the U.S. within 24 hours. A Utah National Guard Black Hawk helicopter crashed following an incident with another helicopter in Little Cottonwood Canyon early Tuesday.

The National Guard said the UH-60 Black Hawks were involved in a training accident near Mineral Basin at around 9:30 a.m. local time.

Although both helicopters were damaged, no crew members were injured in the accident.