Monday, 27 May, 2019

Helicopter goes down in Hudson River; pilot OK

[Update] Helicopter Crashes Into Hudson River Near Midtown Helicopter goes down in New York's Hudson River after missing landing pad
Steven Clarke | 18 May, 2019, 04:39

A helicopter has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City, the fire department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

"Firefighter Chris Morgan and I entered the helicopter in the water to make sure there were no additional passengers".

The helicopter spins about 180 degrees as it quickly loses altitude - eventually crashing into the water below with a massive splash that appears to send debris flying into the air. The pilot was the only person on-board at the time of the landing, he exited the helicopter and according to scanner traffic, he is uninjured.

According to The Verge, the aircraft's pilot was the only person onboard and suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Its blades were rotating. The incident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. local time.

"It was the craziest thing I've ever seen", Byrd said.

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He described his reaction: "Just shock".

Video footage from hovering TV news helicopters taken in the aftermath of the crash showed the helicopter capsized and mostly beneath the water but kept from totally sinking by inflatable pontoons that deployed as the aircraft was about to hit the surface.

"The helicopter was being repositioned to the West Side Heliport for fueling by the operator, Zip Aviation, and was not servicing a Blade mission", the representative said.

One Twitter user wrote, "Always wanted to take that helicopter tour around NYC but the way they keep crashing into the Hudson River...", while another said, "Helicopter didn't stick the landing".

"Helicopter flights are not subject to proper regulation and safety standards and pose significant public safety risks to our community", Maloney said Wednesday. Investigators responded to the crash site, the agency said.

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