Neighbors remember E. Rockaway man killed in Hawaii helicopter crash

A tragedy thousands of miles away has hit one Long Island community hard.John and Veronica O'Donnell, of East Rockaway, were on a helicopter tour in Hawaii when their chopper crashed at Princeville Airport

News 12 Staff

Mar 11, 2007, 8:52 PM

Updated 6,340 days ago

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A tragedy thousands of miles away has hit one Long Island community hard.John and Veronica O'Donnell, of East Rockaway, were on a helicopter tour in Hawaii when their chopper crashed at Princeville Airport Saturday. Veronica and two other passengers were seriously injured. Her husband John, along with the pilot and two others were killed. Veronica is listed in critical condition at a hospital in Honolulu. Her neighbors are praying for her and say they hope her strength will pull her through. The O'Donnell's son and daughter flew to Hawaii to be with their mother. Meantime, neighbors believe John's body will be flown home next week.


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