Condition improves of victim in Grand Canyon copter crash
Mar 6, 2018, 3:21 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:16 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities say a British tourist who was pulled from the wreckage of a fiery helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon has been upgraded to fair condition at a Nevada hospital.
A spokesman for University Medical Center of Southern Nevada says the 42-year-old pilot remains in critical condition.
Three other British tourists aboard the helicopter were killed the day of the crash and two others died weeks later after being hospitalized.
A preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board says the helicopter made at least two 360-degree turns before crashing.
Aviation experts say that indicates the tail rotor wasn’t operating properly.
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