The remains of six people were found Friday in wreckage of the tour helicopter carrying seven people that went missing in a remote mountainous region of a Hawaiian island featured in the film “Jurassic Park,” authorities said as quoted by New York Post.
Searchers have called off looking for the seventh person on board due to fog, but believe there were no survivors of the crash on the island of Kauai — where the aircraft was scheduled to tour on Thursday, CNN reported.
The chopper had one pilot and six passengers aboard. Two of the passengers are reportedly children.
When the aircraft didn’t return about 6 p.m., the helicopter company, identified as Safari Helicopters, alerted the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard launched a thorough search — deploying helicopters and one of its cutter vessels.
The aircraft was equipped with an electronic locator, but no signals were received, according to authorities. Initial searches were complicated by the rough terrain and weather conditions.
The mountainous region where the Eurocopter AS350 was located, inland from the coast, is a tourist hot spot that’s home to scenic waterfalls and red rock cliffs with thick jungle canopies.
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