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Three tourists dead in US Grand Canyon chopper crash

AFP  |  Washington 

At least three people were killed and four others injured when a helicopter carrying tourists in went down in the Grand Canyon, authorities said.

The accident took place at around 5:20 pm in West, located in northwestern Arizona, said Hualapai Nation police

reported the EC130 helicopter, whose operator was unknown, was traveling on a tour.

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

Allen Kenitzer, of the Federal Aviation Authority's Office of Communications, told AFP the aircraft sustained "substantial damage."

The FAA and the will investigate the crash, he added.

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 11:00 IST