THREE people have been killed and 4 seriously harmed after a helicopter carrying tourists crashed at the Grand Canyon.
Six passengers and a commander were on house the Papillon Airways EC-130 when it went down over the renouned US traveller end in Arizona at 5.30pm (12.30am GMT) on Saturday.
Police arch Francis E. Bradley Sr, of the Hualapai reservation, told CNN: “At approximately 5.20pm a Papillon Airways EC-130 vessel carrying a commander and 6 passengers was reported to have crashed nearby Quartermaster Canyon, within the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Nation.
“Three passengers are reliable defunct and there are 4 turn 1 mishap patients at the scene.”
He added: “The review is ongoing,” observant that there was no information immediately accessible on the resources surrounding the tragedy.
Allen Kenitzer, a orator for the Federal Aviation Administration, said: “Local authorities contend that at slightest 7 people were on house the helicopter.”
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating.
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