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

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

A tourist helicopter carrying seven people crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday, killing three of the passengers, authorities said.

Bradley of the Hualapai Nation Police Department also wrote in a statement that the accident occurred at around 5:20 p.m. local time near Quartermaster Canyon. KLAS reports "rugged, windy conditions have made it impossible to get four trauma victims out" per the Hualapai Police Chief.

"We're having extreme difficulty right now", Bradley said.

In August 2001, a Grand Canyon tour helicopter operated by Papillon crashed and burned near Meaview, Arizona.

February 10, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) - Three people are reported to have died Saturday afternoon when a tour helicopter carrying six people and the pilot crashed near the Grand Canyon. He did not name which company the helicopter was part of.

Federal authorities will investigate.

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

It said it flies more than 600,000 people a year. It started operating out of Boulder City Airport in 2004 and opened a 45,000-square-foot base there in 2009.

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