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Monday, 12 March 2018 - 10:35
Update: Five passengers die in helicopter crash
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Five people were killed when a helicopter crashed into the East River of New York City last evening, police say.

Divers worked desperately to pull the five passengers from the helicopter but two of them died at the scene while the other three died in hospital.

The pilot managed to free himself and was rescued by a passing tugboat.

Update :- Monday, March 12, 2018, 2:06 pm

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New York helicopter crash kills two

Two people are dead and three people are in critical condition in hospital after a tourist helicopter crashed into New York’s East River.

Six people were onboard the helicopter when it crashed, the US Coast Guard said in a statement.

One person was rescued by a tugboat and five others were “recovered by divers,” it said.

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro told reporters the pilot had freed himself but the others were unable to get free.

The helicopter, which is owned by Liberty Helicopter Tours had been hired for a private photoshoot, New York City police Commissioner James O’Neill said.






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