Three British nationals were killed and four other people were in critical condition after a sightseer helicopter hurtled in an “extremely remote area” of the Grand Canyon, officers said Sunday.
Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley told the Associated Press that six fares and a captain were on board the Papillion Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it gate-crashed around 5:20 p.m. on Saturday near Quartermaster Canyon, located near the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.
“First responders had to be piloted in and saunter to the hurtle place, ” he told the AP. “Quartermaster Canyon is an extremely remote locality. We had to call in specially trained gangs — parties with night-vision goggles.”
Late Sunday, a spokeswoman for the British Foreign Office told Sky News the government was “providing support to the families of six British visitors involved in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon on February 10, and we are in close linked with the US emergency services.”
The four survivors of the clang, “whos” “level 1 trauma patients, ” were airlifted to a hospice in Las Vegas, is in accordance with Bradley. UMC Hospital in Las Vegas told FOX1 0 the four people in the Grand Canyon chopper crash are in critical condition.
The victims’ identities were not immediately released.
The police chief said rescue gangs were hampered by high winds and darkness Saturday night along with rugged field, but now bureaucrats are in the “the recovery and investigation mode.”