CHICAGO (CBS) — A newly engaged couple from Will County survived a helicopter crash in Hawaii, after 35-year-old Carli McConaughy grabbed the controls when the pilot passed out.

McConaughy and 31-year-old Adam Barnett were just engaged last weekend, and were on vacation in Hawaii when they took a helicopter tour on Oahu on Monday.

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While flying over Kaneohe Bay, the pilot suffered a medical emergency and lost consciousness.

McConaughy was in the front seat, and grabbed the controls as the chopper was going down and tried to pull up.

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While the helicopter crashed on a sandbar, the couple and the pilot survived.

McConaughy, of Channahon, and Barnett, of Joliet, both suffered broken bones. They were released from the hospital and have returned home.

The 57-year-old pilot injured his back, neck, and chest.

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The FAA and NTSB are investigating the crash.