Three Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named

Three Britons killed in Grand Canyon helicopter crash named

The helicopter crashed on the West Rim of the Canyon

Monday, February 12, 2018

Three Britons who died when a helicopter crashed in the Grand Canyon have been named.

US media reported 27-year-old Becky Dobson, 32-year-old Jason Hill and 30-year-old Stuart Hill died in the incident on Saturday afternoon (February 10).

Three other British people were taken to hospital. They have been named as Ellie Milward, Jonathan Udall and Jennifer Barham.

They were airlifted to University Medical Centre in Las Vegas, Nevada, along with pilot Scott Booth, according to Arizona Central.

The circumstances surrounding the crash, on the West Rim of the Canyon, are currently unknown.

Hualapai Police chief Francis Bradley said: "It's a very tragic incident.

"Yesterday, we were hampered by severe weather conditions, we had gusts up to 50mph. The terrain where the crash extremely rugged."

A Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "We are providing support to the families of six British visitors involved in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon on February 10, and we are in close contact with the US emergency services."