Copter crash Report: Visibility low

  • Graphic courtesy of National Transportation Safety Board

    This map shows the typical tour routes for helicopter companies on Kauai, and the “Upper Mic” check-in location. At top left are icons designating the Safari Helicopters Dec. 26 crash site and approximate location of a witness who may have heard the helicopter pass near his location.

LIHUE — Safari Helicopters pilot Paul Matero flew the route of the fatal Dec. 26 tour flight successfully seven times the day of the crash that killed all passengers aboard the Airbus AS350 B2 chopper.

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