- Two people last resting-placed after a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York Borough just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.
- Six people were on board the helicopter at the values bright and early. One person has been rescued and three people were taken to sickbay in a critical condition.
- Witnesses reported the helicopter hitting the river sidewards and then inverting.
- The FAA is researching the incident.
Two people died after a helicopter crashed in New York Big apple’s East River on Sunday evening.
A spokesman for the mayor’s office, Eric Phillips, approved the fatalities.
Three passengers were taken to hospital in a critical working order, according to New York Police. Six people were on the helicopter, including the captain.
The pilot was able to free himself, said Daniel Nigro, the New York Borough Fire Department commissioner, at a press conference.
Police and fire several recovered the other passengers from the helicopter that was completely soaked and upside down. At the time, the temperature was below 40 degrees Farenheit (4 stations Celsius).
The crash, which occurred just after 7 p.m. on Sunday, was filmed by a witness. In the video the helicopter appears to hit the water and then tip over.
Other endorses said the helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350, sunk quickly, and that at not much one passenger was able to emerge and wave their arms for help.
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“It kind of hit laterally and just flipped over,” Brianna Jesme, an Upper East Side denizen told Reuters TV.
Early reports indicate the helicopter was owned by Exercise boldness Helicopter Tours and had been hired as a private charter for a photo sprout.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the incident and the National Transportation Protection Board will be arriving on Monday morning to begin determining the effect of the accident.