Three dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

Three dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

Three dead after helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon

At least three people have died and others were injured after a helicopter touring the Grand Canyon crashed, according to ABC15 in Phoenix.

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

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer earlier said the aircraft sustained considerable damage in the crash.

Local media said the helicopter was an Airbus Eurocopter EC130.

Photos of the crash scene showed flames and dark smoke rising from rocky terrain. It also noted that it "abides by flight safety rules and regulations that substantially exceed the regulations required by the Federal Aviation Administration". He said the company has made big improvements since that crash.


The Grand Canyon is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the United States.

Robb said his heart went out to the victims.

It is unclear if the pilot is injured or deceased.

An after-hours phone call and email to Papillion were not immediately returned Saturday.

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