Three tourists dead in US Grand Canyon chopper crash

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Washington | Published: February 11, 2018 12:15:21 PM

At least three people were killed and four others injured when a helicopter carrying tourists in Arizona went down in the Grand Canyon. The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona.

 Grand Canyon chopper crash,  Grand Canyon crash, chopper crash, tourist dead grand canyon crash, arizonaAt least three people were killed and four others injured when a helicopter carrying tourists in Arizona went down in the Grand Canyon. The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona.

At least three people were killed and four others injured when a helicopter carrying tourists in Arizona went down in the Grand Canyon, authorities said. The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in Grand Canyon West, located in northwestern Arizona, said Hualapai Nation police chief Francis Bradley. Local media reported the Eurocopter EC130 helicopter, whose operator was unknown, was traveling on a tour. “The investigation is ongoing,” Bradley told AFP, noting that there was no information immediately available on the circumstances surrounding the tragedy. Allen Kenitzer, of the Federal Aviation Authority’s Office of Communications, told AFP the aircraft sustained “substantial damage.” The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, he added.

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