February 14, 1995 in Nation/World

Grand Canyon Air Crash Kills 8

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A plane flying tourists over the Grand Canyon lost an engine, crashed and burned while trying to return to an airport Monday, killing eight of the 10 people aboard, authorities said.

Rescuers pulled the survivors from the flaming wreckage.

The twin-engine Piper Navajo flown by Las Vegas Airlines came to rest with its fuselage broken in two and its wings snapped off.

The survivors were in critical condition with burns and multiple injuries.

There have been numerous tour plane crashes around the Grand Canyon, and Congress has imposed restrictions on air tours over the canyon, in part because of safety concerns.


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