Tourist helicopter crashes in New York river
A TOURIST helicopter has crashed into New York’s East River, with studies of other folks being trapped.
The NYPD and Hearth Division of New York are at East 90 Side road on the scene, the place the chopper plunged into the water.
A minimum of 5 other folks have been trapped throughout the sinking vessel, consistent with police assets.
The chopper went down close to Gracie Mansion at about 7.15pm native time,a high-ranking supply mentioned, consistent with The New York Submit.
A Federal Aviation Management spokeswoman says the Eurocopter AS350 went down within the waterway simply north of Roosevelt Island and is “reportedly inverted within the water.”
One particular person were given out however the different 5 passengers have been trapped inside of.
Inside of mins, the helicopter disappeared underneath the waves, witness John Magers, 24, informed TheNew York Submit.
“It regarded find it irresistible used to be utterly submerged,” he mentioned.
“It couldn’t had been any further than five mins.”
The one that escaped used to be rescued through a close-by tug boat, assets mentioned.
Magers mentioned he noticed police drop divers into the river.
Video posted on Twitter presentations a purple helicopter land onerous within the water after which tip over as its rotors slap on the water.
The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Protection Board are investigating.
BREAKING VIDEO: Second helicopter crashed within the East River. pic.twitter.com/FWyv6szrAn
— New York Town Signals (@NYCityAlerts) March 11, 2018