Medical helicopter makes emergency landing in Lanai

Lanai (Hawaii News Now) - A medical helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing at Lanai Airport Friday night after an engine failure.

A female patient was being medevaced from Kona Community Hospital to Honolulu when one of two engines failed.

Four people were onboard. Officials say the pilot of the plane landed at Lanai Airport safely at 6:22 p.m. this evening.

A second plane was flown in, and safely transported the patient to the hospital in Honolulu.

No injuries were reported, and the FAA is investigating.

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