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No injuries in Hilo copter emergency landing

Hawaii 24/7 Staff A helicopter carrying five people made an emergency landing Thursday afternoon near Hilo Airport. The helicopter, which was heading to Hilo, apparently suffered engine failure. The helicopter made an emergency landing at about 1:15 p.m. by auto rotating to the ground and came to rest on its side outside the airport fence […]

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Plane makes hard landing near Hilo drag strip

View Larger Map MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Police and Fire Department personnel responded to a report that a small airplane made a hard landing near the Hilo drag strip Sunday (January 18) at 7:10 a.m. Thomas Downey, 79, of Hilo was piloting his home-built experimental single-engine biplane at an altitude of 2,500 feet when the engine […]

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