Sunday, June 30, 2013

 

Helicopter lands in NYC's Hudson River;all safe

A helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists went down in the Hudson River off Manhattan but all on board are safe and accounted for.



NEW YORK — New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.

The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.

The fire department says the passengers were two adults and two children from Sweden.

William Parra tells the New York Post he was having brunch nearby when he saw the helicopter.

He says: "Ten feet above the water, and it just went down. There was a huge splash."

In January, a small plane crashed and sank in the Hudson River off Yonkers. Two people were rescued.

In 2009, a US Airways flight landed safely on the Hudson after striking geese. All 155 people aboard survived.AP

New York helicopter down: A helicopter after emergency landing in the Hudson River
A helicopter rests on a pontoon at the 79th Street Boat Basin after an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York City, Sunday, June 30.
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