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4 dead after civilian helicopter crashes near Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, Navy confirms

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Kauai PMRF crash 2/22

Investigation continues into fatal Kauai helicopter crash

KAUAI COUNTY, Hawaii (KITV4) -- Four people are confirmed dead after a civilian contracted helicopter crashed near the Barking Sands Airport on Kauai. All four are confirmed to be civilian personnel. 

According to a public affairs official at the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF), the crash occurred on the north side of the Barking Sands installation. PMRF is located about 10 miles northwest of the town of Kekaha.

Four people are confirmed dead after a civilian contracted helicopter crashed near the Barking Sands Airport on Kauai.

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