Wednesday, 18 July, 2018

3 reported dead in Grand Canyon helicopter crash, 4 others injured

Three People Have Been Killed In A Helicopter Tour Crash In The Grand Canyon 3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon
| 12 February, 2018, 02:19

As of Sunday morning, the aerial sightseeing company that owns the helicopter hadn't released a statement.

A pilot and six passengers from the United Kingdom were on board, Bradley said. The company's website says it flies roughly 600,000 passengers a year on Grand Canyon and other tours.

Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley said the survivors were taken to a Las Vegas hospital. He said the crash aftermath is the worst thing he's ever witnessed.

Images emerged on Twitter of flames and thick black smoke rising from among the layers of rock at the scene of the crash.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.

"I saw these two ladies run out of (the helicopter), and then an explosion", he said. One of the survivors. looked all bloody. Her clothes probably were burnt off.


"The ladies were screaming".

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

"A Eurocopter EC130 "sustained substantial damage" when a crash was caused "under unknown circumstances" in the Grand Canyon", Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the FAA, told ABC News.

National Weather Service meteorologists in Flagstaff and Phoenix said wind conditions were an expected 10 miles per hour with whirlwinds miles per hour around the season of the crash.

"People on call must be flown in and stroll to the crash site", he said.

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