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Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 5:55 am

Reported on Sky News, any details?
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AA 777
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:02 am

It crashed near 42nd street with 6 on board. Apparently all 6 were pulled from the water....

Details as they come...

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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:02 am

East side near the UN. 5 people on board. They look to be ok. The helicopter is under the water and the divers are going in now.


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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:03 am

If the rule of threes applies, stay away from copters for a while...
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:06 am

AP states 5 on the aircraft 4 saved one missing. Divers going out now.

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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:09 am

WNBC-TV reporting eight passengers on board - three rescued from the East River, as many as five unaccounted for... divers searching crash area in river between 34th and 42nd Streets. No details on chopper owner, etc.
 
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:32 am

They're saying it's a S-76, 8 pulled out so far. How many can it carry?
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 6:41 am

Quoting AA 777 (Reply 1):
6 on board


Quoting AA 777 (Reply 1):
5 people on board


Quoting PVDFlier (Reply 5):
eight passengers on board



Regardless of the number of passengers on board, I hope they are all fine.

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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:54 am

On New York One: Police commissioner says all 6 passengers and 2 pilots (8 total) pulled from East River and basically fine. Chief of EMS in NYC says a brand-new report that one pilot may be suffering "salt water drowning", a condition that materializes within 24 hours of getting salt in the lungs. Considered life-threatening, but treatable.

Conditions here pretty normal.

Fortunately, NY1 at least is calming the media hysteria (OMG! 2 in a week!!!)with expert saying that this is a fluke and nothing systemic. (which is of course true).
 
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sat Jun 18, 2005 7:56 am

Copter owned by MBNA Bank, came in at 4:30 to 34th st heliport, departed at 4:38, started to climb then hit the water and broke apart about 500 feet north of the airport as it started up the river. An employee of FreshDirect jumped into the water to help rescue passengers, then, despite the police asking him to hang around and take some media adulation, said "I gotta go to work" and took off. Typical New Yorker.
 
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:17 am

From the pictures in the newspapers, it seems the chopper at 6N5 might have been this one:


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seen here at JRB. N317MX.

However the helicopter is broken up through the registration number, and there is an N317MY as well.

Anyone know for sure?
 
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Sun Jun 19, 2005 11:46 am

An employee of FreshDirect jumped into the water to help rescue passengers, then, despite the police asking him to hang around and take some media adulation, said "I gotta go to work" and took off. Typical New Yorker.

HAHAHAHA. That is one of the funnier things I've read in a while.
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RE: Helicopter Crash In NYC East River

Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:02 am

According to one eye witness account he stated that there was black smoke coming from the engine. Now does that mean both engines failed or just one of them ? If only one of the engines failed the pilot should have been able to turn around and land. The S-76 can land with one engine out unless something else happened along with the engine failure.
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