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Date: August 12, 2009

LAS VEGAS - A tour helicopter operated by Sundance Helicopters of Las Vegas
made an emergency landing this evening at Callville Bay in the Lake Mead
National Recreation Area. National Park Service rangers responded at 6:20

According to the pilot he had alarms and warnings indicating an electrical
problem. He decided to land the aircraft as soon as possible as a
precaution and for the safety of his six passengers on board.

The helicopter was on its return flight from the Grand Canyon back to
McCarran International Airport when it diverted.

There were no injuries reported.

This is the second tour helicopter to make an emergency landing in the park
this week.

Did You Know?

Lake Mead Exotic Plant Management Team

In order to manage invasive plants on park lands, 16 Exotic Plant Management Teams (EPMT's) have been deployed throughout the country. The teams are a new weapon to combat exotic plants. The first test of the EPMT concept was made in 1996 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. More...