Three Britons die in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

From BBC - February 11, 2018

Three British people have died after a tourist helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon in the US state of Arizona.

The Foreign Office said it was providing support to their families and those of three more Britons who were injured.

The aircraft came down at about 17:20 local time (00:20 GMT) on Saturday. It is not clear what caused the crash.

A spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration said it suffered "substantial damage".

Police Chief Francis Bradley, of the surrounding Hualapai Indian reservation, told the BBC that all six people involved in the crash were from the UK.

He earlier told US media that the local terrain had hampered rescue efforts overnight.

"We are having difficulties getting the four people out of the crash site area to the hospital," CNN quoted him as saying.


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