Photo Courtesy Mohave County, AZ Sheriff’s Office
(Grand Canyon, AZ) — The survivors of a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon are being treated at a Las Vegas hospital. The chief of the Hualapai [[ WAH-luh-pye ]] Nation Police says the bodies of three people who died in the crash have been recovered and identified. There were six passengers and a pilot aboard the chopper when it went down Saturday evening. The cause of the crash is under federal investigation.
From Mohave County Sheriff’s Office
On Saturday evening (2/10), the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue received a call of a downed civilian helicopter near Grand Canyon West. Searchers were activated and responded to the search area. They were transported by helicopter and joined first responders on scene in the ongoing rescue efforts from the Hualapai Nation EMS, Hualapai Nation Police Department, Kingman DPS helicopter, Flagstaff DPS helicopter, Mercy Air helicopter, Care Flight helicopter, Classic helicopter, and Grand Canyon ARFF personnel. The Air Force also responded. The injured were transported to Las Vegas area hospitals.
Rescuers remained on scene over night until evacuated Sunday (2/11) morning. In addition, River Medical and Lake Mohave Rancho Fire also responded supporting rescue efforts. A huge thanks to everyone involved in this rescue effort.