Tour helicopter makes precautionary landing in Puna

Published: May. 29, 2012 at 2:29 PM HST
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PUNA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - A tour helicopter made an unscheduled landing in Puna on Monday.

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.

Big Island fire officials say the Blue Hawaiian Helicopter landed after the pilot spotted a warning light 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 took the passengers out of the area without incident.  

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