Student pilot crashes helicopter in Kona

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – A student helicopter pilot flipped a helicopter over Tuesday morning at Kona International Airport. The pilot received minor injuries in the mishap, but the helicopter was heavily damaged.

The pilot was practicing hovering in the Robinson R-22 helicopter around 7:20 AM when the aircraft rolled over. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has sent an official to Kona to begin an investigation of the incident.

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