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Three Dead , Four Hurt In Canyon West Copter Crash

February 11, 2018


Three people are dead and four are hurt following the crash of a tour helicopter  Saturday afternoon.at Grand Canyon West.

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon helicopter when it went down Saturday afternoon in the Hualapai Nation in an area known as Quartermaster Canyon.

The passengers  were visiting from the United Kingdom, Hualapai Nation Tribla  Police Chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. said.

Passengers Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32, and Stuart Hill, 30, were killed in the crash. 

The four survivors have been airlifted to a Nevada hospital. Hualapai Police Chief Francis Bradley tells the Watchdog the National Transportation Safety Board was expected at the crash site by Sunday afternoon.

Papillon has issued the following statement: 

“It is with extreme sadness we extend our heartfelt sympathy to the families involved in this accident. Our top priority is the care and needs of our passengers and our staff. Family members seeking immediate assistance, please call 1-866-512-9121. We are cooperating fully with NTSB investigators and local authorities.”
-Brenda Halvorson, Chief Executive Officer, Papillon Group