1 critically hurt after copter hard landing by Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) – Authorities in Hawaii say one person is in critical condition after a civilian helicopter made a hard landing in the water near Pearl Harbor.

The Coast Guard said five people were aboard the helicopter Thursday. Coast Guard Petty Officer Melissa McKenzie says it was civilian helicopter, “possibly a news chopper.”

McKenzie says all five people were transferred to land after the hard landing, which occurred near the Arizona Memorial, a popular tourist destination in Oahu.

A Honolulu Emergency Services Department spokeswoman confirms one victim was in critical condition.

The Coast Guard received notification of the accident at 10:25 a.m.

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