Seven people sustain injuries when helicopter experiences hard landing at Boulder City Airport in Boulder City, Nevada

Modified Date: 
Fri, 06/09/2023 - 1:16pm
Accident Date: 
Tuesday, December 27, 2022

7 injured after helicopter hard landing at Boulder City Airport

On Tuesday afternoon, a tour helicopter returned from a Grand Canyon trip with one pilot and six passengers on board.

Helicopter makes hard landing at Boulder City Airport injuring 7 people on board

Boulder City Fire Department arrived and determined all seven people suffered non-life-threatening injuries. They were transported to Sunrise Hospital and St. Rose Dominican Hospital for treatment.

7 hurt as Grand Canyon tour helicopter makes hard landing

Local responders and the National Transportation Safety Board characterized it as a “hard landing” around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at Boulder City Municipal Airport, while the Federal Aviation Administration called it a crash while landing.

Seven injured in 'hard landing' as helicopter returns to Boulder City from Grand Canyon tour

Eight people were on board according to a communications manager with Boulder City. Originally, only six people were reported to be injured.

Australia family hurt in helicopter crash suing Las Vegas firm

Cedomir Rakic and Amy Rakic and their children, ages 19 and 17, allege in the civil complaint that they suffered serious spine injuries including fractures, head injuries and trauma due to "an in-flight loss of control" by the pilot while landing. The family lives in Barwon Heads, near Melbourne, Australia.

Family injured in Southern Nevada helicopter incident file lawsuit

Four family members from Australia who were injured during a crash-landing of a sightseeing helicopter in Southern Nevada in December have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. seeking more than $400,000 in damages from the tour operator.