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NTSB releases preliminary report on Paradise Helicopters crash on Big Island | UPDATE

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Big Island Helicopter Crash 6/8

UPDATED June 23, 3:30pm: Aviation expert Peter Forman, who reviewed the report, shared the following with KITV4: 

The accident has a clear cause, which was identified in the preliminary report. The structure that extends from the back end of the helicopter is called the tail boom, and it includes the tail rotor which is essential to keeping the helicopter under control by counteracting the torque created when the helicopter's engine rotates the main rotor blades.

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