NEW YORK — A helicopter crashed into the Hudson River close to a busy Manhattan heliport Wednesday and partially sank, however not before the pilot was capable of escape.
New York City Hearth Division officials stated the pilot was not critically injured after the helicopter landed within the river at round West thirtieth Road. No other individuals have been aboard.
A cell phone video of the helicopter taking place, taken by a WCBS TV editor, showed it descending into the river simply ft from the helipad.
Video footage from hovering TV information helicopters taken in the aftermath of the crash confirmed the helicopter capsized and principally beneath the water, but stored from completely sinking by inflatable pontoons that deployed because the plane was about to hit the water.
It was tethered to rescue boats and the helipad pier.
Visitors was shifting at a crawl on a busy street that passes by the scene.
An individual who answered the telephone at a lounge at the helipad stated the pilot made an “emergency landing” and was the only one on board.