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5 injured after tour helicopter makes hard landing on Kauai beach

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KALALAU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A tour helicopter that made a hard landing on Kauai’s Kalalau Beach Sunday injured five people, county officials said.

Emergency responders rushed to the scene after the Blue Hawaiian helicopter made the hard landing at the water’s edge around 3 p.m.

Officials said four people suffered back injuries and the fifth sustained minor injuries. They were taken to Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Another Blue Hawaiian helicopter transported the pilot and another passenger, both uninjured, to the Lihue Airport.

The cause of the hard landing is still under investigation.

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