Five people have died after a helicopter owned by a tour group plunged into Manhattan's East River, police said yesterday.
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board were called to the scene last night and are now working to determine the official cause of the crash. He made a mayday call to LaGuardia Airport saying that the aircraft experienced engine failure.
All passengers were "tightly harnessed" and needed to be cut out of the copter.
At least two of the passengers were dead by the time rescue divers arrived, police and fire department officials said.
Richard Vance, the pilot in Sunday's crash, is a licensed helicopter pilot from Danbury, Connecticut, FAA records show. The pilot then issued his distress call. The pilot's brother, Anthony Vance, however, credited his brother's piloting skills and had some harsh words for those who would paint the pilot has the villain.
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The consulate said her family is working with the New York City medical examiner to bring her body back to Argentina.
"They were both very excited about the flight; they were trying to figure out the best selfies for their cameras", Adams said.
Cadigan, also 26, had most recently been an intern at Business Insider until a few weeks ago. Cadigan got a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University while his friend went into firefighting.
From top left, Brian McDaniel, Trevor Cadigan, Daniel Thompson, Tristan Hill and Carla Vallejos Blanco.
Dallas Fire-Rescue officials say Brian McDaniel was on vacation in NY when the helicopter went down on Sunday. "We have been in business and flying safely for over 30 years", the website says.
Dinh-Zarr said the helicopter's floats inflated, but investigators will look at whether they deployed properly.
Two years earlier, another of its helicopters crashed in the Hudson River, though all of the people aboard survived. The 2009 crash was the only incident with fatalities.
Paramedics and members of the New York Fire Department perform CPR on a victim of a helicopter crash in New York on Sunday.
The NYC Ferry said late Sunday on Twitter that service on the Astoria and East River routes was now suspended until further notice because of the helicopter crash.
The cause of the accident was not immediately clear, but local media indicated the pilot had sent a distress signal that mentioned an engine problem shortly before the crash.
According to FDNY officials, the helicopter landed and then flipped over in the water.
The aircraft was owned by Liberty Helicopters. "He really believed in me, and I will never forget or stop appreciating that fact".