2 dead after helicopter crashes in New York City’s East River
New York: Two individuals had been useless after a helicopter has crashed in New York Metropolis’s East River on Monday. One individual has been rescued.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Eurocopter AS350 went down round 7:15 pm (native time) within the waterway simply north of Roosevelt Island and is reportedly inverted within the water.
A Twitter consumer posted a video of the crash:
@cnn @FoxNews simply witnessed a helicopter crash into the East River .. hope everybody’s okay. Caught all of it on tape! pic.twitter.com/saHOMTLR69
— JJ Magers (@JJmagers) March 11, 2018
The video posted reveals a purple helicopter land exhausting within the water after which ideas over as its rotors slap on the water, sinking within the river quick.
“The Mayor was simply briefed by the police and fireplace commissioners. At the least one survivor, at the very least two fatalities. Divers are nonetheless within the water,” tweeted Eric Phillips, New York Mayor’s spokesperson.
The Mayor was simply briefed by the police and fireplace commissioners. At the least one survivor, at the very least two fatalities. Divers are nonetheless within the water.
— Eric Phillips (@EricFPhillips) March 12, 2018
Unconfirmed experiences state that at the very least 5 individuals might be useless.
It was not instantly recognized how many individuals had been aboard the plane on the time. Police harbour models are on the scene.
The FAA and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board are investigating within the incident.
No different data has been launched.
Witnesses state that the pilot managed to get and climbed aboard a raft, however others remained trapped within the sinking helicopter.
With company inputs