Grand Canyon helicopter crash: British tourist Ellie Milward becomes fifth victim of tragedy that killed her groom

A British woman has become the fifth victim of the Grand Canyon helicopter crash, friends confirmed.

Ellie Milward, 29, died of her injuries just days after her new husband, Jonathan Udall, passed away.

Ms Milward was critically injured after the crash during a sightseeing tour on her honeymoon on February 10.

The impact killed their friends Becky Dobson, 27, her boyfriend Stuart Hill, 30, and his brother Jason Hill, 32. 

But friends paid tribute to the newlywed on Monday as they revealed she had died of her injuries in hospital.

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Chris Tucker wrote on a fundraising page for the couple: “It deeply saddens me once more to update this page. 

“Yesterday Ellie lost her battle to her injuries, the only consolidation I can muster is that she is no longer in pain and is, I hope, with Jon. 

“The continued support to this page is heartwarming during this tragic time.

“May we never forget this wonderful couple.”

The helicopter erupted in flames after the crash (AP)

Mr Tucker had previously confirmed the death of Mr Udall at the end of last week.

More than £22,000 has been raised for the couple on the JustGiving crowdfunding page.

Jennifer Barham, 39, and pilot Scott Booth, 42, remain in hospital after the crash.

The Hill brothers and Ms Dobson, who had been celebrating Stuart’s 30th birthday, all died at the scene from multiple injuries.

The helicopter crashed on tribal land in a section of the Grand Canyon outside of the national park where air tours are not as highly regulated.

The cause of the crash is being investigated by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Investigators will interview witnesses, survivors, the helicopter operator and manufacturer and others before issuing a full report in at least a year’s time.

Preliminary findings are expected before the end of the month.

Following the crash, a Foreign Office spokeswoman said: “We are providing support to the families of six British visitors involved in a helicopter accident at the Grand Canyon on February 10, and we are in close contact with the US emergency services.”

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