BREAKING: THREE Britons confirmed dead after ‘HORRIFIC’ Grand Canyon helicopter crash

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.”

Six passengers and a pilot were on board the Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters chopper when it crashed into jagged rocks by the Grand Canyon’s West Rim.

The incident occurred at approximately 5.20pm but darkness, windy conditions and the area’s remoteness made it difficult for rescuers to reach the wreckage.

Survivors were airlifted to a Las Vegas hospital nine hours after the crash.

Hualapai Nation Police Chief, Francis Bradley said: “First responders had to be flown in and walk to the crash site.

“Quartermaster Canyon is an extremely remote area. 

“We had to call in specially trained crews – people with night-vision goggles.”

It is currently unknown what caused the incident.

More to follow…