Shoosmiths solicitor among three Britons dead in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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Rescuers and medical personnel would have to be flown in or hike down to the crash site.

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A tour helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon left three people dead and four people in critical condition.

Three other British tourists and the pilot survived and were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital.

Jason was a corporate lawyer at Shoosmiths in Milton Keynes, they said, "Jason Hill was a corporate lawyer within our Milton Keynes office who was well respected and loved by all those who worked with him at the firm".

Saturday evening's crash occurred on the Hualapai Indian reservation in the rugged terrain of the Grand Canyon's West Rim, outside of the national park. It notes that it "abides by flight safety rules and regulations that substantially exceed the regulations required by the Federal Aviation Administration". They had been staying in Las Vegas for the weekend.

Tribal leaders say Grand Canyon helicopter tours on their land have been grounded until further notice after a crash killed three British tourists and injured four others.

Windy conditions, darkness and the hard terrain meant rescue crews had to be flown in to reach the helicopter's wreckage. Noting that thousands of helicopters fly over the Grand Canyon every year, competing for space, Gary C. Robb, a Kansas City attorney who specializes in helicopter-crash litigation told WUSA9, "everybody wants to see the same thing". Other evidence will be taken to Arizona, he said.

The National Transportation Safety board says it can't say with any certainty yet what caused Saturday's crash. A company spokeswoman did not respond to requests for more information Monday.

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"If you can buy 30 seconds, if you can buy a minute, that's the difference between getting out of the helicopter unscathed and being a horrific burn victim", Robb said.

The helicopter, operated by Papillon Airways in Las Vegas, was an EC-130 B4.

"You can replace a helicopter".

Stein said the NTSB would be looking closely into the aircraft components.

FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

The survivors were identified as pilot Scott Booth, 42, and passengers Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathon Udall, 32 and Jennifer Barham, 39.

He said his sons had been saving for the trip for over a year, to celebrate Stuart's 30th birthday, which was on Friday.

"They [Stuart and Becky] have known each other quite a while ... they were really happy together, they were always going out and doing things, just enjoyed being with each other. The whole thing is just bad".

His family said Mr Hill, a solicitor, saved up for a year to fund the once-in-a-lifetime trip.

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