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3 dead, 4 injured in Grand Canyon chopper crash

12 February 2018, 12:55 | Bernice Figueroa

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Bulgaria Three British Tourists Killed in Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

The helicopter was apparently on a tour at the time of the accident and went down at around 5:31 p.m. FAA officials say the helicopter was a Eurocopter EC130.


Bradley said Saturday night that the four injured people could not immediately be transported by air due to 50 miles per hour wind gusts, but state department of public safety helicopters were at the scene.

Four people remain seriously hurt following a deadly helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon on Saturday evening, according to Chief Francis E. Bradley of the Hualapai Nation Police Department.

First responders had difficulty reaching the four survivors due to windy, dark, and rugged conditions, Bradley said.

"The ladies were screaming.It was just disgusting", he said. Papillion Airways is based in the Las Vegas area.

The names of the dead and injured were not immediately released.

Federal authorities are expected to investigate the incident. Rescue crews had to be flown in, walk to the crash site and use night vision goggles to find their way around, he said.

The company's website said it flies roughly 600,000 passengers a year around the Grand Canyon and on other tours.

The helicopter had been carrying six passengers and one pilot.

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