Date: July 23, 2003
Time: 0853
Location: Waialeale,Kauai, Hawaii
Operator: Jack Harter Helicopters
Flight #: ?
Route: Sightseeing
AC Type: Bell 206B
Registration: N37741
cn / ln: 1695
Aboard: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Fatalities: 5   (passengers:4  crew:1)
Ground: 0
Summary: The helilcopter collided with terrain while maneuvering in the Waialeale Crater, Kauai, Hawaii. The helicopter impacted steep upsloping terrain on the northwestern inside crater wall and was destroyed. The pilot's failure to maintain adequate terrain clearance/altitude while descending over mountainous terrain, and his continued flight into adverse weather. Factors contributing to the accident were clouds and a low ceiling.

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