A tourist helicoptercrashed in the United States' Grand Canyon on Saturday (Feb 10), killing three people and injuring four others, according to Hualapai Police Department on Sunday.
Landing pads sit upstream and downstream from where the copter owned by PapillonGrand CanyonHelicopters crashed Saturday, constantly ferrying people on and off aircraft.
The helicopter, an Eurocopter EC130 from Airbus, "crashed under unknown circumstances in the Grand Canyon" and suffered substantial damage said Allen Kenitzer, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Administration.
A Foreign Office spokesman said: 'We are providing support to the families of six British visitors involved in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon on 10 February, and we are in close contact with the USA emergency services'.
Halvorson says the company is cooperating fully with National Transportation Safety Board investigators and local authorities. 'Our top priority is the care and needs of our passengers and our staff'.
Chief Bradley said rescue crews were hampered by high winds of up to 50mph and darkness Saturday night along with rugged terrain.