HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow)- A routine afternoon in Downtown Honolulu turned into one of fright and alarm just before 3:20 p.m. on Wednesday, when a small helicopter made a hard landing onto a city street, skidded nearly 50 feet, then hit a parked car.
The drama had a happy ending, however, as the pilot and her passenger walked away from the landing, and no one on the ground was injured.
The single-engine, two-passenger helicopter came down on Fort Street, just mauka of Beretania Street, shortly before 3:30 p.m. The pilot, 30-year-old Julia Link, was flying with veteran photographer Karl Hedberg of Aerial Photography Hawaii.
Hedberg said link did all the right things, and that the hard landing was almost perfect -- except for a parked car on the right side of Fort Street.
"About the only time I felt my interior get a little shaky is after our skids were down, we did the spin, we hit the car, at that point, yeah," he said.