Deadly Grand Canyon Helicopter Crash
By Elizabeth Perkin 2/12/2018
The chopper plunged into jagged rocks during a sightseeing flight on Saturday. The three dead tourists were visiting Arizona on a birthday trip. Crews tackled difficult terrain in a remote area to try to recover the victims’ bodies and those injured. They were identified as Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend, Stuart Hill, 30; and his brother, Jason Hill, 32.
Windy conditions, darkness, and the rugged terrain made it difficult to reach the helicopter’s wreckage, said officials. Rescue crews had to fly in, walk to the crash site and use night vision goggles to find their way around the crash site.