by Benson Agoha | International
WASHINGTON DC - The US National Transport Safety Board (NTSB) announced it was investigating a helicopter crash at the Pearl Harbour Thursday.
The Bell 206B Helicopter crashed at the Harbour in Honolulu on Thursday morning, appearing to land on water before tilting and sinking.
The announced was made on twitter whent the Safety Board tweeted "NTSB is investigating an accident involving a Bell 206B (helicopter) that crashed in Honolulu, HI today."
The incident at the historical Pearl Harbor reportedly left one teenage boy in critical condition, according to ABC news.
At the time the single engine helicopter crashed, five people, including a family of four, were on board and according to ABC News "three members of the family, including a 15-year-old boy, were taken to Pali Momi Medical Center in Aiea, Hawaii, said a spokesperson for the center, with the boy being listed as being in a critical condition while the others were in a stable condition.
The fourth member of the family was treated at another hospital and released, according to the ABC report.
Scott Reiff, the helicopter pilot for ABC station KABC in Los Angeles, said “It appeared at some point that he [the pilot] lost some type of power,” there was not enough energy in the rotor system to cushion the landing. Bystanders jumped into the water to help the passengers.
Daniel Rose said one victim was under water for about three minutes. "That was scary," Rose said, adding "We were thinking we were going to see a dead body come up."
Watch this video to see the moment it came down: