Editor’ Note: As we previously reported, a sight-seeing helicopter crashed in Pearl Harbor adjacent to the U.S.S. Arizona memorial and Pearl Harbor Visitors Center. We learned last night the most seriously-injured passenger in the crash, a sixteen-year-old male, has died. Our condolences go out to his family and others affected, and we’ll keep you posted as we learn more about what caused the Bell 206 to go down.
A 16-year-old passenger died Monday after being injured last week in a Pearl Harbor helicopter crash, hospital officials said.
The teen and three family members visiting from Canada were aboard a tour helicopter when it crashed into the water near the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center on Thursday.
Their names have not been released.
Two family members remain hospitalized in stable condition. Another was treated and released.
“So that the 16-year-old’s memory lives on, the family has chosen to donate his organs to patients in need,” Gidget Ruscetta, chief operating officer at Pali Momi Medical Center, said in a statement.
No information was available for the pilot, who was taken to another hospital.
Federal agencies are investigating the crash.
The original article at the Navy Times can be viewed here.
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