- ACCIDENT DETAILS
Date: July 14, 1994
Time: 15:36
Location: Hanalei, Hawaii
Operator: Air Taxi - Papillion Helicopters Ltd.
Flight #: ?
Route: Lihue, HI - Lihue, HI
AC Type: Aerospatiale AS350D
Registration: N151BH
cn / ln: ?
Aboard: 7   (passengers:6  crew:1)
Fatalities: 3   (passengers:3  crew:0)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter crashed into the water. All survived but were not equipped with life vests and 3 passengers drowned. Failure of the engine-driven fuel pump, which resulted in the loss of power, and the lack of aircraft flotation equipment. Factors related to the accident were: flight over water adjacent to terrain that afforded no suitable forced landing site, and the lack of a passenger briefing by the operator on the location and operation of life preservers
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