21-Feb-19 N506PH MD Helicopters MD500E Waipio, US-Hawaii

The Fire Department said the crash was a result of engine failure.  FAA report 2 POB with no injuries, while the operator said the unnamed pilot was hospitalized “for further evaluation as a precautionary measure.”  Operator said  in a statement “hard landing … while arriving for a utility flight”

Date
February 21, 2019
Reg
N506PH
Make
MD Helicopters
Model
MD500E
MSN
0375E
Location
private land accessible through Waipio on Horseback Ranch, near the 7.5-mile marker of Honokaa-Waipio Road (Highway 240) near the Waipio lookout
Country
US-Hawaii
CivilMilitary
Civil
Operator
Paradise-Helicopters
Link 1
https://www.asias.faa.gov/apex/f?p=100:95:::NO::P95_EVENT_LCL_DATE,P95_LOC_CITY_NAME,P95_REGIST_NBR:21-FEB-19,HILO,N506PH
Link 2
http://bigislandnow.com/2019/02/21/helicopter-crashes-near-waipio-valley/
Link 3
https://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2019/02/21/hawaii-news/helicopter-crashes-near-waipio-valley/

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