Helicopter Crashes in Grand Canyon, 3 Dead

The crash happened at around 5.20pm in Grand Canyon West
The crash happened at around 5.20pm in Grand Canyon West
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12 February, 2018

A helicopter belonging to Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters rests on the tarmac at Grand Canyon West Airport near Peach Springs, Ariz.

A general view of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, on February 13, 2017.

He said three people were killed and four had unknown injuries, and that authorities were possibly looking for one or two more people, the station reported.

A helicopter touring through the Grand Canyon crashed late Saturday afternoon, killing three people and injuring another four, officials told ABC News.

He said winds up to 50 miles per hour and rugged conditions near the crash site were making it hard for rescue crews to reach the victims.

Mr Bradley said rescue crews were hampered by high winds and darkness on Saturday night along with rugged terrain.

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"It's just disgusting", witness Teddy Fujimoto said.

The identities and nationalities of the dead and injured were not immediately released.

The Federal Aviation Authority's spokesman has explained the helicopter to have undergone "substantial damage".

According to reports, the place was reportedly carrying six passengers and a pilot.

The company's website says it flies roughly 600,000 passengers a year on tours of the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas Strip, and other sites; this year marks the company's 100th anniversary.


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