FAA spokesman Allen Kenitzer earlier said the aircraft sustained considerable damage in the crash.
He did not have details of the crash.
The FAA and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate the crash, Kenitzer said.
Papillon Airways describes itself on its website as “the world’s largest aerial sightseeing company” and adds that it provides “the only way to tour the Grand Canyon. At Papillon Grand Canyon Helicopters, safety is our top priority. “
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