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Helicopter Grand Canyon Crash Claims 5th Victim

Helicopter Grand Canyon Crash Claims 5th Victim

In this Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, photo, a survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene of a deadly tour helicopter crash along the jagged rocks of the Grand Canyon, in Arizona. (Teddy Fujimoto via AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 28 February 2018 10:42 AM

The helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon on Feb. 10 has now claimed five lives after a British newlywed died of her injuries over the weekend.

Eleanor Udall, 29, was in the United States on her honeymoon with her husband Jonathan Udall, 31, when the Papillon Airways tour helicopter they were riding in crashed in the western part of the Grand Canyon, the Arizona Republic reported.

Jonathan Udall died of his injuries last week, and now The British Foreign and Commonwealth Office has released a statement saying that Eleanor Udall never regained consciousness after the accident.

"It is with great sadness that we have to announce the death of our daughter Eleanor Udall (nee Milward) as a result of the injuries she sustained in the Grand Canyon helicopter crash on 10 February 2018," her family said in a statement, according to The Guardian.

The Udalls were two of seven passengers onboard the helicopter when it crashed, the Republic reported. Friends of the Udalls — Becky Dobson, 27; her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30; and his brother Jason Hill, 32 — all died when the helicopter went down shortly before sunset.

Hill's girlfriend, 39-year-old Jennifer Barham, and pilot Scott Booth, 42, both survived and were treated at a Las Vegas hospital. The National Transportation Safety Board is currently investigating the incident.

Eyewitnesses have said in preliminary reports that the helicopter turned 360 degrees twice before hitting the ground, according to The Guardian.

The Udalls worked at the British financial-services company Yorkshire Building Society, the Republic wrote.

"Ellie was a hugely devoted colleague and anyone who worked with her would tell you of her commitment to supporting others," Yorkshire's chief executive Mike Regnier said in a statement.

"We have lost two very valued colleagues in Jon and Ellie and we remain deeply shocked by what has happened. We will miss them both very much," the statement continued.

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