When we were in Kona, Hawaii several years ago there were two helicopter crashes the same day with fatalities [“Strange noise, then disaster,” page one, March 19].
The cause was reported the next day; one lost a tail rotor and the other had a hydraulic line failure. Helicopters are inherently unreliable due to lack of redundancy in the flight-control systems. I would not fly in one.
Reginald Fenton, Seattle