3 dead, 4 injured in Grand Canyon chopper crash

12 February, 2018, 01:45 | Author: Kim Reid
  • OCT. 5 2013 FILE

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona, three deaths and over four injuries have been caused in a crash of a tourist helicopter.

The accident took place at around 5.20pm in Grand Canyon West, northwestern Arizona, said Hualapai Nation police chief Francis Bradley.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said that a Eurocopter EC130 crashed under unknown circumstances. Federal authorities are expected to investigate the incident.

February 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) - Three people are reported to have died Saturday afternoon when a tour helicopter carrying six people and the pilot crashed near the Grand Canyon.

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A witness to the aftermath of a deadly tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon says at least two of the people on board were women who were badly burned and bleeding.

Photographer Teddy Fujimoto told MailOnline: 'I followed them and I saw smoke.

Mr. Robb said his heart went out to the victims.

The emergency call was received at about 5:30 p.m., ABC15 said, and several agencies responded.

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Bradley said rescue efforts were still ongoing late Saturday and three of the four injured have yet to be flown out.

It said it flies more than 600,000 people a year.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Flagstaff and Phoenix said wind conditions were an estimated 10 miles per hour with gusts of 20 miles per hour around the time of the crash.

The survivors were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital by around 2 a.m. Sunday, Bradley said.

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KNXV-TV reported that the helicopter passengers were touring the massive park.

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