Grand Canyon helicopter crash: Fleet to retrofit fuel systems to prevent fires
CLOSE File video from a 2013 Papillon helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon. Nate Kelly/azcentral.com
Two weeks after one of its helicopters crashed in the Grand Canyon, erupting into flames and killing five passengers, Papillon Airways apparently plans to install systems to prevent other helicopters from catching fire.
The Nevada-based air tourism company has agreed to buy 40 crash-resistant fuel systems and install them in its fleet of Airbus-made helicopters, according to an announcement from a fuel-system manufacturer.
Retrofitting those systems would bring Papillon's Airbus A350 and... read more
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