Teen dies following helicopter crash at Pearl Harbor

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Authorities in Hawaii say one person is in critical condition after a civilian helicopter made a hard landing in the water near Pearl Harbor. (KTRK)

A 16-year-old boy has died from injuries suffered last week during a helicopter crash at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

The teen was pronounced dead at Pali Momi Medical Center. Two family members are still hospitalized but listed in stable condition. A third was treated and released Thursday.

The Bell 206 aircraft, which was carrying five people, made a hard landing Thursday and sank near the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center, a popular tourist destination on Oahu, U.S. Navy spokeswoman Agnes Tauyan said.

The helicopter crashed about 20 feet offshore, right next to the visitor center's lawn, said tourist Justice Winrich of Madison, Wisconsin. She watched as it "plopped down" into the water.

According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the teen's family has decided to donate his organs.

It was the second major crash this year involving helicopters on Oahu.

Twelve Hawaii-based Marines were killed when two military helicopters crashed during nighttime training on Jan. 14. Both aircraft were CH-53E Sea Stallion helicopters that were part of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 463.

The Associated Press contributed to this report
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