The Grand Canyon Skywalk was the brainchild of Henderson businessman David Jin. He partnered with the Hualapai Tribe, which owned prime land on the rim of the canyon and the tribe agreed to the construction of the glass-bottomed horseshoe that extends out over the canyon. It's a successful tourist attraction but has no visitor center or gift shop or bathroom facilities. The project has been mired in an acrimonious dispute for months and now the Hualapai have taken it over with eminent domain. So what happens now? And how far do the sovereign rights of the tribe extend?
A tour helicopter flying near Lake Mead crashed on Wednesday night killing a pilot and four passengers. The accident happened just before 5PM about 30 miles from Las Vegas in a canyon west of the Colorado River reservoir. Investigators from the NTSB arrived in Las Vegas to respond to the crash and so far no cause has been determined. The helicopter was owned and operated by Sundance Helicopters, a Las Vegas-based company that offers numerous tours in the Grand Canyon area. We discuss the latest details of the crash and talk about the challenges of flying in the terrain around Lake Mead.