Hudson River takes on another air crash

Hudson River takes on another air crash

The Hudson River in New York has witnessed another aviation crash – this time a helicopter. The chopper crashed at approximately 2:30 pm today, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in a location near the Lincoln Tunnel and 30th Street.

According to witness reports, the helicopter had just taken off from a helipad on West 30th Street when it immediately attempted to make an emergency landing but crashed 50 feet short of the landing area.

A 35-year-old pilot was the only person onboard who was rescued from the water by a ferry. It appears he only suffered a cut to his hand. The pilot had deployed floats along the helicopter’s landing skids which kept the chopper from sinking.


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The southbound lane of FDR Drive was closed so FAA authorities could conduct an investigation. There was no indication drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.

Author: editor

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