Preliminary Accident Reports

November 2001 Issue

August 10, Meadview, Ariz. / Eurocopter AS350

At 14:20 mountain time, an American Eurocopters AS350-B2 crashed into mountainous terrain during a sightseeing flight. The pilot and five passengers were killed and one passenger suffered serious injuries. The flight had toured the Grand Canyon and was en route to its base in Las Vegas when the accident occurred. The surviving passenger said the helicopter “got quiet and fell from the sky.” The wreckage indicated the helicopter had descended approximately straight down to impact....

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