For the second time this year, both Honolulu Fire Department helicopters are down for servicing and repair.
Back in June, KHON2 reported the helicopters had been out of commission for months due to extensive wear and tear.
One had since been returned to service, but according to fire officials, crews noticed a possible mechanical issue on Sunday.
So, as a precaution, the chopper was taken out of service and is currently being inspected.
The department’s second helicopter is still being inspected to ensure everything is working properly.
There’s no word yet when either chopper will be ready for use.
In the meantime, the department is utilizing the Honolulu Police Department’s helicopter for emergencies, like fires and rescues.
Chief Battalion Terry Seelig previously told KHON2 the departments are familiar with the process.
“We’ve worked with HPD in the past, and vice versa, so there’s a familiarity with the aircraft. They have assisted us with missions in the past with dropping water on wildfires,” he said.