Published: Mon, February 12, 2018
Culture&Arts | By Darrell Mcdonald

Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills 3

Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills 3

The helicopter had at least seven people on board when it crashed, FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer said, citing local authorities.

Papillon Group CEO Brenda Halvorson said in a statement Sunday that the company is extending its heartfelt sympathy to the families involved in the accident.

Three people died when the Papillon Airways EC-130 vessel crashed at approximately 5:20 p.m. local time Saturday, Police Chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. of the Hualapai reservation said.

Three passengers were confirmed dead.

The source of the crash and the company that owns the carrier have not been identified as of yet, even through the helicopter was indicated in media reports to be an Airbus Eurocopter EC130.

Fujimoto says a few bystanders descended into the gulch to try to help the victims.

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It's unclear where the crash occurred.

"Four survivors being treated at the scene, all Level 1 "critical". can't be airlifted because conditions too windy", he tweeted.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board have launched an investigation into the crash. "We had to learn how to market Las Vegas", he said.

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.

The helicopter, which was carrying six passengers and one pilot, was operated by Papillion Airways, a tourism-based operation that bills itself as the "the world's largest aerial sightseeing company" with over 600,000 claimed annual passengers.

"This is not just the fact that a helicopter crashed; this is a human tragedy".

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