Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Puna

A tour helicopter made an unscheduled landing in Puna on Monday (May 28).

Puna patrol officers responded to a 1:45 p.m. notification from the Federal Aviation Administration of a helicopter down near the 14-mile marker on Highway 11 near Mountain View. It was determined that the pilot of the helicopter, which is registered to a local tour company, made a precautionary landing after a warning light illuminated on his control panel.

No one was hurt and the helicopter was not damaged. Another helicopter from the same tour company responded to the scene and transported the passengers out of the area without incident.

-HPD

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