At least three killed in Grand Canyon helicopter tour crash

12 February, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Dustin Murphy
  • At least three killed in Grand Canyon helicopter tour crash

On Aug. 10, 2001, a Eurocopter AS350 operated by Papillon, on an air tour out of Las Vegas, crashed and burned in the Grand Wash Cliffs area, near Meadview.

The Grand Canyon National Park in northern Arizona, April, 12, 2015.

The other four people were treated at the scene for their injuries.

A tourist helicopter has crashed in the Grand Canyon in Arizona, United States, killing three people and injuring another four.

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. Papillion Airways is based in the Las Vegas area.


"The ladies were screaming.It was just frightful", he said. The identities and nationalities of the dead and injured weren't immediately released.

According to Bradley, rescue efforts are being hindered by high winds, darkness and extremely rugged terrain where the crash is located.

National Transportation Safety Board officials will investigate what caused the copter to go down, Bradley said.

The company says it flies roughly 600,000 passengers a year on Grand Canyon and other tours. The pilot and five passengers were killed; one passenger survived, NTSB report shows.

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