09/12/13 – DLNR Closes Kalalau Trail Due To Helicopter AccidentPosted on Sep 12, 2013 in News Releases, State Parks
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate Release: September 12, 2013
DLNR CLOSES KALALAU TRAIL DUE TO HELICOPTER ACCIDENT
Investigation is pending – pilot and two passengers uninjured, taken to hospital
LIHUE, KAUAI — The Department of Land and Natural Resources today closed the Kalalau trail in Napali Coast State Wilderness Park, until further notice, due to a helicopter accident at Kalalau beach this afternoon. The park is closed in order to preserve the location of the accident pending investigation by the National Transportation Safety Board.
The DLNR Division of State Parks will contact hikers holding camping permits for Kalalau beach to notify them of the closure. Full refunds will be issued for persons unable to camp due to this closure.
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