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Pilot identified in Vegas tour helicopter crashPilot identified in Las Vegas tour helicopter crash that killed 5 near Lake Mead
LAS VEGAS (AP) ' Family members in Las Vegas have identified the helicopter pilot who died in the crash of a sightseeing tour as 31-year-old Landon Nield.
Nield's father, White Eagle Nield, tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal (http://bit.ly/s0Fv45) that Nield was a pilot with Sundance Helicopters for several years and was married in Las Vegas in June.
Authorities say the Eurocopter AS-350B2 helicopter operated by Sundance Helicopters crashed just before 5 p.m. Wednesday in a remote canyon near Lake Mead.
The pilot and four tourists were killed.
Authorities have released no information about the victims' identities.
National Transportation Safety Board investigators plan a briefing Thursday at McCarran International Airport about the crash.
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