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Report: Scream on radio in Vegas tour copter crash
Report: Scream heard on radio seconds before Las Vegas tour helicopter crash that killed 5
By The Associated Press

LAS VEGAS (AP) ' A fellow pilot says he heard a man screaming on the radio and saw smoke about 30 seconds later in a deadly Las Vegas sightseeing helicopter crash in December.

Documents released Friday by the National Transportation Safety Board give witness accounts of the Dec. 7 twilight crash in a mountainous area near Lake Mead. But they don't provide an exact cause for the incident.

The crash killed 28-year-old Lovish Bhanot and 26-year-old Anupama Bhola, who were honeymooners from India. It also killed Utica, Kan. tourists Delwin and Tamara Chapman, who were both 49, and 31-year-old Las Vegas pilot Landon Nield.

A water company employee near the crash site told investigators he hear a sound similar to an engine screaming or redlining before he heard a muffled thud and saw smoke.

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