Bride dies in Grand Canyon Chopper crash days after killing her husband
Ellie Udall, on the right, died Sunday after not waking up After a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon earlier this month, her husband Jonathan died on Thursday.
A fifth person injured in a helicopter accident in the Grand Canyon earlier this month died
Ellie Udall of Great Britain died Sunday after the February 10 accident, Sky News reported. Udall's husband Jonathan, who was also in the helicopter when he crashed, died last Thursday.
The two were in the United States for their honeymoon, according to The Guardian.
"With great sadness we must announce the death of our daughter Eleanor Udall (née Milward) as a result of the injuries. On February 10, 2018, she crashed into the helicopter crash at the Grand Canyon," Udall's family said in a statement. On this Saturday, the 10th of February 2018, there is a photo, a survivor, at the bottom right of the scene of a. Www.mjfriendship.de/de/index.php?op…27&Itemid=47 A deadly tour helicopter crashes along the rugged rocks of the Grand Canyon in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP) [Saturday, February 10, 2018] This Saturday, February 10, 2018, a photo, survivor, goes off to the right of the scene on a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona.
(Teddy Fujimoto via AP)
Udall, 29, died at the Southern Nevada University Hospital in Las Vegas at the Lions Wound and Burn Center, according to her family.
The Udalls were on their way with a group of other Britons when the sightseeing helicopter with which they had flown had crashed in the Grand Canyon. Three of her friends – Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother, Jason Hill, 32 – have died.
Left to right: Stuart Hill, Becky Dobson and Jason Hill, died during a helicopter tour crash in the Grand Canyon earlier this month.
Four people, including the pilot, were hospitalized after the crash. The other survivors are the 42-year-old pilot Scott Booth and Jennifer Barham, 39 years old.
The group had celebrated the 30th birthday of Stuart Hill in addition to the Udall's honeymoon and opted for a helicopter ride to the Grand Canyon. Tour of Tribal Land
The Nevada-based travel company involved in the fatal accident promised full cooperation with accident researchers and offered his sympathy.
"It is with extreme sadness that we express our heartfelt condolences to the families involved," said Papillon Group CEO Brenda Halvorson in a statement. "Our top priority is the care and needs of our passengers and our employees."
Unlike the more regulated flights in Grand Canyon National Park, helicopters quickly land tourists on the Hualapai Reservation and in the gorge for lunch, hikes, or pontoon boat trips. Just as quickly they wipe her away. In high season, the reservation has 350 to 400 flights per day, said the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Airbus EC130 B4 crashed just before sunset. Guests attending a wedding and people at the edge of the canyon saw smoke emerge from the canyon and the plane went up in flames.
A preliminary report released Wednesday said the helicopter had rotated at least two 360-degree turns. But the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) did not say what caused the crash. A full NTSB report will not be ready for more than a year.
Fox News & Travis Fedschun and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.