NYC helicopter crash victims filmed moments before fatal plunge

14 March, 2018, 00:51 | Author: Valerie Santiago
  • At least 2 dead,1 rescued from crashed helicopter in New York City's East River

That person has since been identified as Vance.

The helicopter crashed into the East River near Roosevelt Island, located near the Mayor of New York's official residence. "Mayday! Mayday!" just before 7 p.m. Sunday and reported "engine failure" just before the helicopter went down in the East River between East 86th and East 96th streets near Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The helicopter was on a private chartered sightseeing photo tour through Liberty Helicopters and was piloted by Richard Vance, 33, of Danbury, Connecticut.

"It took a while for the divers to get these people out", Nigro said at a briefing.

"We will investigate very carefully if there are any safety issues - whether it's particular to this operator or systemic throughout operations - we will issue, if needed, an urgent safety recommendation, and that means that it comes out as soon as it's needed in order to prevent this from happening again", she said.

"Five people are deceased", a New York Police Department spokesperson told AFP, saying the dead were all passengers on the helicopter.

Trevor Cadigan was a video journalist who lived in Dallas, Texas.

Mr McDaniel had been with the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department since May 2016.

"Despite his short tenure, hearts are heavy with grief as we not only try to come to grips with his loss departmentally but to also be there in every way that we can for his family", the department said in a statement.

Mr Cadigan was a video journalist from Dallas but had recently moved to NY, where he had just finished an internship with news website Business Insider. They both met during their time at Bishop Lynch High School.

Footage posted of the crash on social media shows the red helicopter barreling into the water around sunset. McDaniel flashed a thumbs up.

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The other victims were Daniel Thompson, 34, and Tristian Hill, 29, according to police.

Investgators from the US National Transport Safety Board are expected on the scene early on Monday.

Robb says the NTSB would then release a preliminary report, and a probable-cause accident report would follow later detailing what happened during the crash.

A floating crane slowly raised the submerged helicopter to the surface Monday and towed it off to be examined as Democratic New York Sen.

A bystander's video showed the helicopter land hard and then capsize in water about 15 metres deep. Witnesses said the helicopter was flying noisily before dropping to the river.

"It's cold water", witness Mary Lee told the New York Post. "It was under water".

The owner, Liberty Helicopters, referred all inquiries to federal authorities. According to CBS, his LinkedIn profile says he has worked for Liberty Helicopters for nearly two years and has prior experience flying choppers with another company in CT. In August 2009, nine people were killed after a helicopter and a small, private plane crashed into each other over the Hudson River.

This is the company's third crash in 11 years.

Six people were on the helicopter in total.

A crash in October 2011 in the East River killed a British woman visiting the city for her 40th birthday.

In June 2005, two helicopters crashed into the East River in the same week.

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