HELICOPTER CRASHES IN NYC’S HUDSON RIVER

A helicopter that had just refueled at a heliport on the West Side of Manhattan suddenly lost altitude and crashed into the Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon. The 35 year old pilot was able to crash land on the river and exit the helicopter, which was mostly beneath the water, but inflatable pontoons kept it from sinking. 

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The pilot was the only person on board and was safely removed from the water by a NY Waterway Ferry. NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio issued a statement on Twitter about the crash:

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Thankfully this didn’t become much worse than past incidents 🙏🏽

Hubert Brown Jr