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Old 02-10-2018, 7:54 PM
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Default Helicopter Down at Grand Canyon West.

Peach Springs Fire/EMS, Lake Mohave Ranchos Fire, and AMR all responding to a helicopter down at grand Canyon west rim near the Skywalk. Helicopter is down in a ravine. Possibly 8 + patients.
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Multiple fatalities.
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Any news feeds or more info on this ??
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Any news feeds or more info on this ??
Have not heard anything more. Units on scene are on VFIRE21 so I am out of range. Last I heard was Multiple fatalities. Unknown number of survivors, but I think they had 3 Medical helos en route, and 4 ground ambulances, but cancelled 1 ground ambulance. As soon as I find a news article I will link it.
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I think this is the info ::

Helicopter Crash Kills 7 in Grand Canyon | LasVegasNow | KLAS-TV

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I believe that is an old article. There have been several crashes in that area since about 2000.
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Here is a new article.

https://www.abc15.com/news/region-no...red-or-missing
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There's nothing on that TV station's news pages to indicate any type of helicopter accident.
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Helicopter has reportedly crashed at the Grand Canyon.
At least 7 people were on board..
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http://www.azfamily.com/story/374770...e-grand-canyon
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There's nothing on that TV station's news pages to indicate any type of helicopter accident.
The article I linked with todays date from 7:10 PM MST says

"Dispatch: 3 people killed in helicopter crash near Grand Canyon; others injured or missing"

"Three people have been killed after a helicopter crashed near the Grand Canyon Saturday afternoon, according to a dispatcher with the Hualapai Department of Emergency Services."

Also, ABC15 had a live stream on facebook about it.
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Unconfirmed, but i'm guessing it was one of these helos since it was a Eurocoptor EC-130
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You are correct !! First article was the old crash and then I had to confirm via ABC 7 of the NEW crash! Thanks again to ALL for the quick response!

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3TV just had a blurb about it on their 9pm newscast. 3 people reportedly killed. Crash occured east of Lake Mead.

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3TV just had a blurb about it on their 9pm newscast. 3 people reportedly killed. Crash occured east of Lake Mead.

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Yep. It was on the Hualapai Indian Reservation so it happend somewhere near the skywalk, which is about 30 miles East from Lake Mead. From what I heard on the scanner, it didn't happen to far from Grand Canyon West Airport, but the crash was in a ravine. An interesting thing is that the AMR units wanted to move to VAIRS- 4 so they would have better radio coverage and still communicate with Dispatch. Both the responding units and the dispatcher moved to Vairs, but neither could contact or hear each other, and I was only able to hear the units responding on VAIRS not the dispatcher.

It has been a crazy past few hours for scanner listening here in Kingman. First the helo crash, and now there has been an Officer involved shooting here in Kingman.

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There's nothing on that TV station's news pages to indicate any type of helicopter accident.
I heard my local AM station, KFI, report it on the news segment while on my way home from work today.
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Here is an up to date news article with pictures from the scene. Helo is confirmed to be A Papillon helicopter, and crashed in quartermaster canyon, southeast of the Grand Canyon Skywalk.

Las Vegas tour helicopter crashes in Grand Canyon, killing 3 | KSNV

3 dead, and 4 level 1 trauma pts. Looking at the fire in the pictures in this article, i'm surprised anybody survived at all. Sad situation.

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I wonder if one of the responding agencies had the tones mis-programmed on VAIRS-4 in their radios?

I hadn't heard about the officer involved shooting, it must have occured too late to be on the 9pm newscast? Or maybe they just hadn't gotten the info about it in time.

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That would be my first guess, although I don't have any tones programmed in for that frequency on my scanner and I wasnt hearing the dispatcher, just the responding units. Maybe the dispatcher radios had wrong input tones or something.
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The Mohave county statewide emergency communications "toad" was just deployed to this incident.
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Last ADS-B hit on FlightAware was 4:13PM location 36.09 -113.93

N155GC
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http://www.asias.faa.gov/pls/apex/f?...15545255296577
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http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...umbertxt=155GC
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