Five Fatally Injured In New York Helicopter Accident | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-

Airborne Unlimited-

AMA Drone Report-

Airborne Unlimited-

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 03.12.18

Airborne-UnManned 03.13.18

Airborne 03.14.18

AMA Drone Report 03.15.18

Airborne 03.16.18


Airborne 03.12.18

Airborne-UnManned 03.13.18

Airborne 03.14.18

AMA Drone Report 03.15.18

Airborne 03.16.18


Tue, Mar 13, 2018

Five Fatally Injured In New York Helicopter Accident

Sightseeing Aircraft Went Down In The East River

An Airbus AS350 helicopter went down in New York's East River Sunday, resulting in the fatal injury of five people on board. A sixth person, the pilot, survived the accident.

Television station WTIC in Connecticut reports that the pilot declared an emergency while on a private photo shoot. The pilot said that the aircraft was experiencing engine problems. It went down in the river and became inverted, leaving the cabin under water. The pilot was reportedly able to extricate himself, but the passengers were "tightly harnessed", according to FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro. "People had to be cut out."

The FAA confirmed the accident on Twitter.

The aircraft is owned by Liberty Helicopter, which on its website says is "“the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter service in New York City.” They have been in business for 30 years.

WABC-TV reports that the company's aircraft have been involved in two previous accidents in the past 11 years. In one, nine people were fatally injured when a helicopter and a GA airplane collided over the Hudson river. In that accident, the NTSB determined that the helicopter was above its assigned altitude.

(Image from Video captured and posted by Twitter user @JJMagers)

FMI: Original report


More News

Barnstorming: The Long Goodbye (Updated)

Thoughts About A Man Who Made EVERYTHING Possible for Me Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II A Personal Observation By ANN/E-I-C Jim Campbell A Personal Update-0>[...]

AMA Drone Report 03.15.18: Penguins and Drones, FPV Flying, NASA Armstrong

Also: Drone Suspected In Wildfire, UAV Airspace Integration, Longest UAV Urban Pkg Delivery, Drone Locates Child For the past 40 years, the total number of Adélie Penguins, >[...]

Airborne-Unmanned 03.13.18: FAA Message, Drone Waiver, NASA Armstrong

Also: Drone Suspected In Wildfire, DroneShield, Moore County Sheriff, Camcopter S-100 Contract During the third annual FAA UAS Symposium, cosponsored by AUVSI, FAA officials said r>[...]

Airborne 03.14.18: FAA Bill Update, 'Short' Mars Flts, CA Fuel Shortage?

Also: FAA Revokes AeroBearings’ Cert, Gogo Appoints Thorne, Space Festival, Daher Names Rep For India Another contentious issue potentially blocking passage of a long-term FA>[...]

Airborne 03.16.18: Military UFO Sightings, Air Race Classic, Airshow Struggles

Also: Rostec To Build TVS-2DTS, Army Acquiring More Lakotas, Camden Spaceport Draft EIS, Lost WWII Airman Returns Are THEY out There? Really? Video captured by the crew of an F/A-1>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus





© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC