Chopper makes hard landing in Kona

Published On: Oct 29 2013 06:13:00 PM HST

One person was hospitalized complaining of back pain after a helicopter made a hard landing Monday afternoon in Kailua-Kona, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

The chopper came down about 600 feet short of Kona International Airport at around 5 p.m.

The FAA says the AS350 sustained substantial damage.

A second person on board the chopper was not injured.

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