Sen. Wicker asks for probe of Hawaii’s FAA office after crashes

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HONOLULU (AP) – After three helicopter crashes, Sen. Roger Wicker is asking for an investigation into misconduct allegations at the Hawaii field office of the Federal Aviation Administration.

A whistle blower alleges an inappropriately close relationship between an FAA manager and a helicopter tour company involved in three crashes during the past two years.

Three people were killed in one of the crashes. The FAA said Friday that it has been investigating on its own and already is taking steps to address problems that have been substantiated.

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