The accident helicopter. Photo courtesy of Tomas Milosch
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2022) — The National Transportation Safety Board will hold a public in-person board meeting May 10 to consider the draft final report on a fatal air tour helicopter accident.
On December 26, 2019, at about 4:47 p.m. Hawaii standard time, a seven-seat helicopter operated by Safari Aviation Inc. as a commercial air tour flight collided into terrain in a remote, wooded area near Kekaha, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. The pilot and the six passengers were fatally injured, and the helicopter was destroyed.
During the meeting, the NTSB members will vote on investigators' findings and recommendations as well as any changes to the draft report.
WHAT: An NTSB meeting on the Dec. 26, 2019, Kekaha, Hawaii, helicopter accident.
WHO: NTSB investigative staff and
WHEN: Tuesday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern.
WHERE: NTSB Boardroom and Conference Center, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, SW, Washington, District of Columbia.
WEBCAST: A link to the webcast will be available shortly before the start of the meeting at
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Attend In Person
Those who choose to attend the May 10 Board Meeting in person must
- Conduct self-screening for
COVID symptoms before arriving at the location. If you feel sick, we ask that you stay home.
- Comply with our agency safety protocols inside the NTSB Board Room. Protocols may include masking and distancing, as appropriate.
We will follow COVID-19 mitigations measures based on
CDC COVID-19 Community Levels in the Washington, D.C. metro area for the week of the board meeting.