Date: May 24, 2008
Time: 0930
Location: Two Harbors, Catalina Island, California
Operator: Island Express Helicopter Service
Flight #: ?
Route: Long Beach - Two Harbors
AC Type: Eurocopter AS350D Astar
Registration: N67GE
cn / ln: 1604
Aboard: 6   (passengers:5  crew:1)
Fatalities: 4   (passengers:3  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The tour helicopter crashed near Banning House lodge in rain and poor visibility. The engine appears to have failed. Loss of engine power during approach for landing due to a fatigue fracture of a power turbine blade.

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