During a normal eighthour shift on the Las Vegas Strip, Michael Denicoli usually sells enough helicopter tours of the Grand Canyon and Sin City to fill two or three choppers But since a crash killed five people this week and made. Papilion helicopter tours do a tour that looks the same as the Sun dance with Maverick, they land inside the canyon, for an early bird booking in advance is $289 compared to the full $449 with Maverick whats the difference? Any help. A helicopter taking people on a luxury sunset tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam crashed Wednesday, killing the pilot and the four passengers on board, federal authorities said The aircraft operated by Sundance Helicopters. A 12member special investigation team has responded to the tour helicopter crash site near Lake Mead when it crashed about 25 miles south of Lake Las Vegas, officials said It crashed along a normal route taken by tour. Five people were killed Wednesday when a helicopter crash, he said Because the sun had set, authorities will return to the wreckage Thursday to recover the bodies The Eurocopter AS350 had departed from McCarran International. The 30minute "Twilight City Tour" spans downtown Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam and the Las Vegas videotape evidence "indicated that it was not unusual for the accident pilot to fly the helicopter close to canyon walls and at. LAS VEGAS A Ian Gregor said the helicopter was an AS350, which can hold up to six passengers and is often used for air tours FAA records state the helicopter was built in 1989 Its unclear what might have triggered the crash. LAS VEGAS AP Delwin and Tamara Chapman were in Las Vegas to renew their wedding vows after 25 years of marriage when a luxury helicopter tour of the twinkling Las Vegas Strip and the iconic Hoover Dam caught their. crews completed the difficult process of recovering bodies Thursday from a remote canyon outside Las Vegas after the crash of a tour helicopter belonging to a company with repeated aviation violations Sundance Helicopters of Las.