Helicopter crashed leaving 5 people dead as reported early Monday morning. The pilot evacuated and reached unhurt Sunday night crash succeeding the aircraft overturned in the water and was saved by a tugboat. The helicopter, a private authorization engaged for a photo shoot collapsed near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence.
The recorded version taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter portrays the red helicopter plunged hard in the water and then upend its rotors hitting at the water. The travellers were rescued by police and fire department divers who had to unfasten them from compact trappings while they were upside down, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
He also said that it took some time for the divers to rescue these people and to get them on a safe area. The worked really swiftly and it was indeed a great tragedy. Onlookers on a waterfront pathway near where the aircraft plummeted said the helicopter was flying with a lot of unwanted noise, and immediately plunged into water and swiftly deluged. However the pilot arrived on the surface catching on to a flotation device as a tugboat and then police boats arrived.
Mary Lee, 66, said that the water was freezing and the helicopter sank really quickly. Celia Skyvaril, 23, said that she could observe a person on a yellow raft shouting for help. News showed that one of the casualty being packed into an ambulance while exigency workers helped him with chest contraction.