ALERT Helicopter crash near Grand Canyon, three reported dead and four others injured

┬ęTeddy Fujimoto

Three people were killed and four others were injured after a helicopter with seven aboard crashed in the Grand Canyon Saturday, authorities said.

The aircraft suffered “substantial damage”, a spokesman for the Federal Aviation Authority said.

It was in the Grand Canyon West area when it came down at around 17:20 local time (00:20 GMT) on Saturday.

Local media said the helicopter was an Airbus Eurocopter EC130.

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