Date: June 25, 1998
Time: 09:32
Location: Mt. Waialeale, Hawaii
Operator: Air Taxi - Ohana Helicopter Tours
Flight #: ?
Route: Sightseeing
AC Type: Eurocopter AS-350-BA
Registration: N594BK
cn / ln: 2735
Aboard: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Fatalities: 6   (passengers:4  crew:2)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helicopter impacted a mountain on a sightseeing trip. The pilot's decision to continue VFR flight into deteriorating weather conditions consisting of lowering ceilings and visibility in mountainous terrain, which resulted in the inadvertent entry into instrument meteorological conditions and a collision with a mountainside. A factor in the accident was the failure of the chief pilot, who had directly observed the deteriorating weather conditions, to direct the following pilots to avoid the area.

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