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Pilot reported engine failure as chopper went down in NYC’s East River, killing five passengers

via The Japan Times    Mar 13, 2018
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A Texas firefighter, an Argentine woman and a video journalist were among five passengers killed when a helicopter plunged into New York City’s East River, with the pilot reporting the engine had failed.

Investigators began working Monday to determine what caused Sunday night’s crash. It killed everyone aboard except the pilot, who managed to free himself as the helicopter flipped over and rapidly sank...

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