Kauai helicopter crash that killed 7 was ‘100% preventable’

  • This undated photo provided by the National Transportation Safety Board shows the scene where a tour helicopter crashed near the Na Pali Coast of Kauai in 2019. (National Transportation Safety Board/via AP, File)

Federal investigators blamed a deadly 2019 helicopter crash in Hawaii on the pilot’s decision to keep flying into worsening weather, and in a report Tuesday they accused regulators of lax oversight of air tours that are popular among tourists to the islands.