Grand Canyon crash: Fundraising drive reaches £10,000 after just 24 hours


Jonathan Udall and Ellie Milward are newlywedsFACEBOOK / TEDDY FUJIMOTO

Jonathan Udall and Ellie Milward are newlyweds and both currently withstanding for their lives

Jonathan Udall, 32, and his wife Ellie Milward, 29, are belligerence for their lives after their honeymoon turned to a tragedy when the helicopter plummeted into the ghyll and went up in flames.

The newlyweds’ friends, Jason Hill, 32, a attorney from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, his brother Stuart Hill, 30, a car salesman and Stuart’s girlfriend Becky Dobson, 27, a vet’s receptionist, both from Worthing, West Sussex, were stifled in the accident at the sightseeing spot in Arizona.

Jason’s girlfriend, Jennifer Barham, 39, and American helmsman Scott Booth, 42, are also in hospital.

It took rescue bodies eight hours to get to the remote crash site following Saturday’s horrific serendipity during a storm.

Milward and Udall were critically injuredFACEBOOK

Milward and Udall were critically mistreated in the crash which killed three Brits

During this rotten time we want to try to do what we can to help all affected through this serious situation.

A friend of the family

Now, a friend of Birmingham-based Mr Udall, Chris Tucker has boated a crowdfunding page in a bid to help the newlyweds by supporting their recovery alter.

Within hours the initial £10,000 target set by Mr Tucker was smashed by munificent well-wishers who this morning had raised over £14,000.

Donations continue to fill in and Mr Tucker, from Fareham, Hampshire, said he is overwhelmed by the enormous’ bear out the Just Giving page has received.

He said: “Our dearest friends Jon Udall and Ellie Milward must been involved in a tragic accident whilst honeymooning in Las Vegas.

“They are both currently in basic condition and their parents are travelling out to be by their sides. During this redoubtable time we want to try to do what we can to help all affected through this unspeakable situation.

The Brits crashed during an aerial tourAFP

The Brits crashed during an aerial tour of the Arizona major

“We believe donating whatever we can will help relieve any unexpected fiscal stress and let all involved focus on the important thing, the speedy recovery of this satisfying couple.”

He added: “The amount of support hitting this page is vast and overwhelming, thank you everyone.” Mr Udall’s father Philip Udall, from Hedge End, Hampshire, is assembling to fly out to the US.

He added: “We are desperate for news. We don’t know much more than what’s being reported online at the hour.”

The crash took place during a storm on the Hualapai Nation demurrer near the Grand Canyon’s West Rim, around 5.20pm local stretch on Saturday.

Dramatic images of the crash site show the wreckage lying at the depths of a canyon, engulfed in flames, and show a survivor scrambling to safety.

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