Monday, March 12, 2018

5 Dead after Helicopter Crashes in East River Pilot Survives

Doesn't this look like the pilot did a Ted Kennedy?
Fox 61 reports five people have now died after the helicopter they were passengers on went down Sunday evening in New York’s East River, authorities say.

Three of the passengers had been taken to hospital with critical injuries after surviving the crash, but the New York City Fire Department confirmed their deaths early Monday.

A sixth person, the pilot, was able to free himself and was rescued, FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro said earlier. He was taken to the hospital for observation.

“One of the most difficult parts of the rescue were that five people were tightly harnessed,” Nigro said. “People had to be cut out.”

Nigro and NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill spoke to reporters Sunday evening.

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