Three tourists die in US Grand Canyon helicopter crash

At least three killed in Grand Canyon helicopter tour crash

In the Grand Canyon, Arizona, three deaths and over four injuries have been caused in a crash of a tourist helicopter.

Yet wind gusts of 50mph made it hard to transport them by air, Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis E. Bradley Sr. said on Saturday.

Authorities say four people injured in the crash of a tour helicopter have been airlifted to a Nevada hospital and crews now are recovering the bodies of the other three people aboard who died.

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

He did not have details of the crash.

Photographer Teddy Fujimoto told DailyMail.com he had flown to the Grand Canyon to take wedding pictures when he saw people rushing by.

The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, he added.

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"It's just frightful", witness Teddy Fujimoto said. Nellis Air Force Base in the Las Vegas area was flying down to help, he said.

"In the gulch, there was a helicopter, flames, smoke", he said.

The helicopter had seven people on board when it crashed on the Hualapai Nation reservation.

Fujimoto said he saw two badly injured women and one of them was yelling out a man's name. He told AP that the company has made improvements since then.

KNXV-TV reported that the helicopter passengers were touring the massive park.

An NTSB report issued in 2004 blamed the pilot's decision to descend too fast and too close to the scenic Grand Wash Cliffs.

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