Three Dead In Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash

A helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon on Saturday taking the lives of three people, and leaving four other injured. KPNX is reporting that the crash happened just before 5:30 p.m. around 60 miles northwest of Peach Springs, Arizona.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokesperson said that helicopter, a Eurocopter EC130, operated by Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, crashed under unknown circumstances.

According to the company’s website, Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters “has held the title of the world’s oldest and largest sightseeing company, flying an estimated 600,000 passengers each year on daily tours” to the Grand Canyon the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Monument Valley, and Lake Powells.