Grand Canyon helicopter crash – how did we get here?

Analysis: A fatal helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon’s west end is the latest chapter in a story that goes back decades. The crash killed three people and injured four others, but dozens have been killed in around Grand Canyon over the years. How did we get here? The short answer is money. The longer answer is tangled in flight regulation, politics and bureaucracy, a … Continue reading Grand Canyon helicopter crash – how did we get here?

Grand Canyon helicopter crash – what we know, and what we don’t

Analysis A fatal helicopter crash has drawn attention to the Las Vegas helicopter tour industry, which sends hundreds of flights into the western Grand Canyon on a typical day. Conservationists have been alarmed at the growing number of flights, and although their objections have largely focused on noise in the Canyon, the issue of safety has always been part of the discussion. Records at the … Continue reading Grand Canyon helicopter crash – what we know, and what we don’t