By: Nadeemy Haded
Hawaii has found the bodies of six people killed in a helicopter crash that disappeared from the radar, on Thursday, Hawaiian local authorities said Saturday.
"We can confirm that there were seven people on board a helicopter and we found six bodies ... There is no evidence that there may be survivors," said an official at the Hawaii Island Fire Department of Kauai.
The news was announced at a press conference nearly 24 hours after the crash, which authorities announced lost on Thursday evening, in a remote terrain with rough terrain as the end of a tour near the famous coast of Na Bali in Hawaii nears.
National Transportation Safety Board records indicate that the accident was at least the ninth of Hawaiian tourism helicopter accidents in the past five years, which is by far the worst.
The confirmed list of those on board during the fateful flight included six passengers, including two children, as well as the pilot, according to Solomon Kanuo, head of the Kauai Provincial Fire Brigade.
Kanuoho added that the fire department in Kauai halted search and recovery efforts Friday afternoon due to fog and low visibility, but plans to resume the operation with the dawn of Saturday.
The cause of the crash was not yet known, but Kanuhu said the crash site had witnessed "very bad weather conditions" before the accident, adding that the helicopter had crashed in an area along its designated path.