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Police identify victims, pilot in Grand Canyon chopper tour crash

Police in Arizona identified the three British tourists killed in Saturday’s fiery Grand Canyon helicopter wreck.

Becky Dobson, 27, Jason Hill, 32, and Stuart Hill, 30, were killed when their Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters sightseeing ride plunged into the rocky desert terrain at around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Hualapai Nation Police Department officials.

Three more Brits were critically hurt in the crash and airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas after gusty winds delayed their rescue until 2 a.m. Sunday.

Cops identified the survivors as Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32, and Jennifer Barham, 39.

3 killed, 4 seriously injured in Grand Canyon helicopter crash

The chopper’s 42-year-old pilot, Scott Booth, also survived.

British national Becky Dobson, 27, was identified as one of the three people killed in the helicopter wreck.

British national Becky Dobson, 27, was identified as one of the three people killed in the helicopter wreck.

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An apparent LinkedIn page for Booth states that he has worked as a part-time pilot for the Nevada-based company since June 2013.

The tour left Las Vegas for the Grand Canyon near Quartermaster Canyon, about 60 miles from the Hualapai Nation police headquarters in Peach Springs.

Chief Francis Bradley said first responders made it to the crash site within a half hour.

A witness to the harrowing aftermath said one of the survivors was covered in bloodied burns after escaping the wreckage.

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