Grand Canyon helicopter crash kills at least three

At least three killed in Grand Canyon helicopter tour crash

Helicopter Crashes In The Grand Canyon With Seven On Board

A helicopter with at least seven people aboard crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, with local media sources reporting at least three people were killed.

Kenitzer added that the location of the crash is 3 miles east of the Grand Canyon West Airport, which is located in Peach Springs, Arizona.

Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley confirmed the deaths to Phoenix TV station KPHO, the AP said.

Gary C. Robb, a lawyer who represented a woman badly burned in a deadly Papillion crash at the Grand Canyon in 2001, told The A.P. that the company had made big improvements since that crash.

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"The investigation is ongoing", Bradley said, noting that there was no information immediately available on the circumstances surrounding the tragedy.

Kenitzer identified the downed aircraft as an Eurocopter EC130 but he was unable to elaborate on where the helicopter went down or what caused the crash.

The company says it flies around 600,000 passengers a year over the Grand Canyon and on other tours.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash.

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