June 17, 2021

Hawaii tour helicopter wreckage found on Kauai island

Rescuers have found the wreckage of a helicopter carrying a pilot and six tourists that went missing during a trip to the Hawaiian island of Kauai, authorities said.

The rescue services were looking for possible survivors of the crash.

The helicopter was reported missing at 18:06 on Thursday (04:06 GMT Friday), 40 minutes after it was due to land.

The aircraft was touring Kauai’s Napali coast and had encountered showers and high gusts of wind.

A press conference is due to take place later on Friday.

Two of the passengers were reportedly minors.

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