Expert: Copter in Grand Canyon Crash More Likely to Explode

Three British tourists died and four others were critically injured in the crash of a helicopter operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters.

Image via Teddy Fujimoto via AP

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Six British friends boarded a sightseeing helicopter outside Las Vegas on their way to one of the busiest and noisiest stretches of the Grand Canyon — tribal land that is less regulated than the national park and allows tour pilots to descend into the natural wonder. The group never came back from the Hualapai (WAHL'-uh-peye) reservation in northwestern Arizona, where the crumpled wreckage of the EC-130 helicopter lay smoldering in the… Read at AP News

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