THREE people from Worthing who died in a helicopter crash in the Grand Canyon have been named.

Jason Hill, 32, his younger brother Stuart, 30, and Stuart's girlfriend Becky Dobson, 27, were killed when the aircraft came down at about 17.20 local time (00.20 GMT) on Saturday in Arizona.

Jason Hill’s girlfriend and two other friends were today in a critical condition in hospital with severe burns.

The six friends had booked a tour of the Grand Canyon as part of a trip celebrating Stuart Hill’s 30th birthday.

Mr Hill, a solicitor, and his younger brother, a Mercedes car salesman, had saved up "for a year" for the trip of a lifetime, their family said.

Their father, the Reverend David Hill told the Standard their only comfort was that the “incredibly close” brothers died together.

He said: “The two brothers loved each other and were very close, and so our misfortune is their support - because they went together, and I will thank God every day for them.

“They were truly loved by lots of people. They were incredibly close, and as parents we feel blessed to have had them, but a light has truly gone out.”

The brothers' family said Mr Hill worked for Shoosmiths Solicitors and was about to become a partner.

A law graduate from the University of Southampton, he qualified from The College of Law in Guildford and worked in their corporate law department specialising in private equity transactions.

He worked his way up from a trainee at the firm, and worked as a corporate lawyer at its Milton Keynes office.

Claire Rowe, chief executive at Shoosmiths LLP, told The Argus: "Jason Hill was a corporate lawyer within our Milton Keynes office who was well respected and loved by all those who worked with him at the firm.

"Jason joined Shoosmiths as a trainee, before qualifying into our corporate department in 2011.

"He was hardworking, full of energy and enjoyable to work with, and we are greatly saddened by the news of his death and that of his brother Stuart.

"Our immediate thoughts are with their family at this very difficult and tragic time.”

Stuart worked for Lookers, a nationwide car retailer.

He worked at the company's Portslade branch, which sells Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

A Lookers spokeswoman said: "We are sad to confirm that Stuart Hill was an employee of Lookers.

"We are shocked to hear of this tragic accident and our deepest condolences go to Stuart’s family.

"He was a popular, highly valued and greatly respected member of the Lookers Mercedes team in Brighton and he will be sorely missed by all of his colleagues, customers and friends in the business”.

Miss Dobson was a receptionist for Vets4Pets in the Red Square Retail Park, Worthing.

Speaking about Miss Dobson, a receptionist from Vets4Pets told The Argus: "She was lovely."

In her staff profile at Vets4Pets, Miss Dobson said her favourite things to do were spending time up the yard with her Irish sports horse Buddy, and seeing friends and family.

She added: "I also love to travel the world and explore what is out there beyond good old Worthing."

She said she loved her job and dreamt of becoming a veterinary nurse.

A spokesman for Vets4Pets said: “We were all devastated to learn of Becky’s loss in this tragic accident.

“She will be greatly missed by all her colleagues in the practice and by our clients.

“Our thoughts are with Becky’s family and friends at this very difficult time.”

Three other passengers, Ellie Milward, 29, Jonathan Udall, 32 and Jennifer Barham, 39, miraculously survived the crash, along with pilot Scott Booth, 42.

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