Video Of Moment Helicopter Crashed Into New York River, Killing Five People

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The video has emerged of the moment a helicopter that came down into the East River, New York, killing five passengers. Police say a sixth person, the pilot, freed himself and was rescued by a passing tugboat on Sunday night.

The helicopter was being chartered for a photo shoot when it went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence. Video posted on Twitter shows the red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors struck the water. Witnesses on a waterfront esplanade near where the aircraft went down said the helicopter was flying noisily, then suddenly dropped into the water and quickly submerged.

 

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