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Chopper Crashes Into NYC River With 5 Aboard: Source
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A helicopter crash landed into the East River with five people on board, law enforcement sources tell NBC 4 New York.
The private helicopter went down near East 96th Street and the FDR Drive around 7:15 p.m., according to police.
The sources said one person was removed from the water and rushed to Bellevue Hospital in serious condition.
NYPD harbor and aviation units are on scene, and divers have been sent into the water, according to the sources.
The helicopter was recovered and was being towed to the 34th Street heliport, the sources said.
A video on social media appears to show the red helicopter crashing into the water at sunset. Other videos show the emergency response a short time later, with police boats and a police helicopter descending on the scene.Read More...