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Update: Four casualties confirmed in crash of civilian contracted helicopter on Kauaʻi

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Update: 4:21 p.m. Feb. 22, 2022

Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauaʻi confirms there were four fatalities in the helicopter crash that occurred earlier today. The names of the deceased are not available at this time.

The helicopter, operated by Croman Corporation, was supporting a training operation. Croman Corporation provides range support services to PMRF.  

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Emergency personnel from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauaʻi responded to a crash involving a civilian contracted helicopter on the northern area of the installation shortly after 10  a.m. today, officials confirmed.

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Information on casualties will be released once available, a spokesperson with the PMRF told Maui Now in an email communication.

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The helicopter was flying in support of a range training operation.

Authorities say an investigation will commence to determine the cause of the accident.

The National Transportation Safety Board posted a Twitter update this afternoon saying it is investigating the crash of a Sikorsky S-61N helicopter near Kekaha, Hawaiʻi.

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*Check back for updates. More details will be provided as they become available.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.
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