Six passengers and a pilot were on board a Papillon Grand Canyon helicopter when it crashed around 5:20 PM Saturday evening on the Hualapai Nation near Quartermaster Canyon. That is about 60 miles west of Peach Springs, near the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.
The four survivors were level 1 trauma patients, and were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital by 2 AM Sunday morning. Identities and nationalities of the victims have not been released at this point.
Hualapai Nation Police Chief Francis Bradley said that they are "...in the recovery and investigation mode."
Papillon offers helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon to tourists, marketing themselves as the World’s Largest Aerial Sightseeing Company. Flights take off from Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon West Rim and Lake Powell/Page.
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