|The June crash of a Paradise Helicopter Bell 407 near South Point has led to an urgent advisory|
from the National Transportation Safety Board for more frequent inspections. See more below. Photo from NTSB
Photo by Julia Neal
Fissure 3 erupting high on the Northeast Rift Zone of Mauna Loa on Saturday. Volcanic gas plume lofts high and vertically into the atmosphere before blowing to the west at high altitude, generating vog in areas downwind. Vog information can be found at https://vog.ivhhn.org/. USGS photo by F. Trusdell
USGS ESTABLISHED A NEW MAUNA LOA LIVESTREAM on Saturday. The link is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnjGqn1K9ZQ. USGS reported that the lava flow has reduced to a crawl across the flatlands in the Saddle, delaying the likelihood of lava crossing Saddle Road.
|A photo of failed parts leading to a crash of a Bell 407|
helicopter in June, released by NTSB with an urgent
advisory for more more frequent inspections.
The crash was near South Point on lava.
The issue is the finding that the Paradise Helicopter tail boom separated from the fuselage during the air tour and the culprit is likely hardware and fittings that hold the airship together, according to NTSB findings. Paradise Helicopter representatives said they have already adopted the more frequent inspection protocol.
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|Governor Elect Josh Green announces cabinet members, many new, some continuing in Hawai'i government administration.|
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