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2 dead after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River (Video)

Sun Online Desk     12th March, 2018 11:31:43 printer

2 dead after helicopter crashes in New York City's East River (Video)

Divers rushed to the scene and freed the passengers, two of whom were pronounced dead, amid strong currents and frigid temperatures, Nigro added.

 

The other three were taken to hospital in critical condition.

 

Liberty organizes aerial tours of America's financial capital. Police chief James O'Neill said the aircraft had been leased by photographers.

 

New York 1 television, citing police sources, reported that five of the six people flying in the helicopter had died, with only the pilot surviving.

The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but local media indicated the pilot had sent a distress signal that mentioned an engine problem shortly before the crash.

 

The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident.

 

Source: AFP


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