Terrible Helicopter River Crash Captured On Camera By Eyewitness

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Yesterday a terrible video appeared on the internet of a devastating helicopter  crash in a river in America recorded by a witness who happened to be in the neighborhood. No passengers survived the crash except for the pilot.

On 12 March the Twitter user JJmagers published the tragic event that took place right before his eyes. The video almost reached 1 million views.

The helicopter was hired for a photo shoot but crashed after an 11-minute flight in the East River last Sunday.

The pilot Rick Vance who miraculously survived the accident immediately called for help. The video material shows the hard crash but not hard enough to be fatal. The helicopter bounced and tilted over.

“Mayday, mayday, mayday,” the frantic pilot called to an air traffic controller moments before the splash landing. “East River. Engine failure.”

The cause of death of the passengers is drowning this confirmed the Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro.

“There were six people on the helicopter,” said Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro. “The pilot freed himself. The other five did not. The police, fire divers entered the water and removed the other five.”

FDNY responded immediately and were on location in five minutes. They have recovered the bodies that were 50 feet in the water.

The harnesses designed for safety might have been the cause of the passengers not being able to free themselves.

“One of the most difficult parts of the operation, we’re told, is the five people besides the pilot were all tightly harnessed, so these harnesses had to be removed in order to get these folks off of this helicopter, which was upside down at the time.”

“The pilot is OK,” Nigro said. “He went to the hospital to be checked out, but he was able to get out.”

The casualties of the crash are believed to be four men and one woman, police said. They were not identified.

source: nydailynews.com

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