Friday, 19 October, 2018

3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon

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Ivan Hill | 12 February, 2018, 01:28

In the hours after the crash, first responders experienced great difficulty in reaching the survivors, due to the rugged, dark, and windy conditions of the Quartermaster Canyon area where the accident occurred.

Images of the crash site online showed flames and black smoke shooting from a ravine.

Fujimoto says he then saw two women: One was covered in blood and bleeding from her neck.

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

A Russian passenger plane believed to be carrying 71 people crashed on Sunday afternoon near Moscow, shortly after takeoff from one of the city's airports.

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 four survivors were airlifted to a Nevada hospital while crews were recovering the three bodies, authorities said.

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The identities and nationalities of the seven aboard weren't immediately released.

He said National Transportation Safety Board officials were expected at the crash scene to begin investigating the cause.

Police Chief Francis Bradley, of the surrounding Hualapai Indian reservation, told the BBC that all six people involved in the crash were from the UK.

The incident left four others injured.

Papillon Airways describes itself on its website as "the world's largest aerial sightseeing company" and adds that it provides "the only way to tour the Grand Canyon".

A tour group leaves Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters' new Hoover Dam helipad located adjacent to Hoover Dam Lodge hotel-casino in Boulder City, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016.

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