Published: Mon, February 12, 2018

Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills at least three

Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills at least three

A helicopter carrying tourists through the Grand Canyon crashed on Saturday evening due to still-unknown causes.

'Three passengers are confirmed deceased and there are four level 1 trauma patients at the scene, ' Bradley said. Fox News adds word from the Federal Aviation Administration that the helicopter sustained substantial damage when it hit the ground. Federal authorities are expected to investigate the incident.

"First responders had to be flown in and walk to the crash site", he said. Nellis Air Force Base in the Las Vegas area was flying down to help, he said.

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.

The carrier has not commented on the crash at the time of publication. People died and were horribly injured.

"Our pilot and other pilots all started running", he said.

Mr. Robb said his heart went out to the victims. The pilot and five passengers were killed; one passenger survived, NTSB report shows.

He did not name which company the helicopter was part of.

"It is with extreme sadness we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families involved in this accident", Papillon Group CEO Brenda Halvorson said.

On its website, Papillon calls itself "the world's largest aerial sightseeing company" and says it flies more than 600,000 people a year.

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