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Helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, killing 3 tourists

AP  |  Phoenix 

Authorities say three British tourists died when a sightseeing helicopter they were on crashed onto the jagged rocks of the Three other British tourists and the pilot survived and were airlifted to a hospital.

A witness said he saw flames and black smoke spewing from the crash site, heard explosions and saw victims bleeding and badly burned.

The Papillon Helicopters chopper crashed under unknown circumstances Saturday evening on the Hualapai Nation's land by the Grand Canyon's West Rim Hualapai Nation Police says navigating the rugged terrain in the dark made it difficult for first- responders to reach the helicopter's wreckage.

The and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.

The Nevada-based company says it cooperating fully with investigators.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 13:40 IST