In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, emergency personnel arrive at the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP)
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The group was traveling aboard a Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper near Quartermaster Canyon.All six passengers were from the United Kingdom, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office confirmed.National Transportation Safety Board officials are expected at the crash scene to investigate what caused the chopper to go down, Bradley said. The Federal Aviation Administration also will be investigating the crash of the Eurocopter EC130, spokesman Allen Kenitzer said.Fujimoto, a Las Vegas photographer who was doing a wedding shoot at the time of the crash, said he suddenly saw people running toward the edge of a gulch.The Nevada-based company's website says it flies roughly 600,000 passengers a year around the Grand Canyon and on other tours.In August 2001, a Grand Canyon tour helicopter operated by Papillon crashed and burned near Meadview, Arizona. The pilot and five passengers died.
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