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Remote location will complicate Nev. crash probe

NTSB: Remote location of Nevada helicopter crash will complicate body recovery, investigation By The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) ' A federal investigator says it's going to be difficult to recover the bodies and investigate the crash of a tour helicopter in a Nevada canyon because of the remote location.

Mark Rosekind with the National Transportation Safety Board told reporters Thursday the chopper operated by Sundance Helicopters in Las Vegas went down around 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The crash site is a canyon near Lake Mead that's roughly 12 miles east of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.



The pilot and four passengers were killed while on a sunset sightseeing flight over the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam.

Rosekind says the agency expects to be on the scene three to five days. The site is accessible only by helicopter and four-wheel-drive vehicle.


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