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A helicopter on a sightseeing tour of New York City plunged into the East River, killing five passengers, and the chilling moment was caught on camera. The pilot somehow scrambled to safety. NBC’s Tom Costello reports for TODAY.

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I'd say they all survived the crash(more like hard landing) but drowned sadly, except for the pilot. Tragedy.

Author — Dreama40

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The dude in the background looks like he has constipation.

Author — Henonaga

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Im curious to know which 2 died at the scene🤔😥

Author — Retha Blair

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This was uploaded on my sister’s birthday. And I already left nyc on the cruise

Author — NYCTMTA KID

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My dad's copter lost rpm on take off and landed in 3 ft of water in lake Tahoe. Took pontoons off just day before and was taking copter to storage for winter season. He and 2 passengers were ok. Never flew again as a pilot. Sad as He was a great pilot.

Author — Kathryn Richards

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As soon as i felt that going down. i would of unbuckled my belts and went for the door before it went under. cause as soon as it go under water the pressure will happen and no amount of strenth would get them doors open. so sad 💔

Author — ilovetinydornan

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The only pilots I trust to fly with are ex military, THATS IT!

Author — Pils Nrimgaard

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You couldn't pay me enough to get in a helicopter.

Author — Tropically Fit (TropicallyFit.com)

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pilot made a tough decision to go down on water instead of maybe would've been concrete or a building.. maybe saved a lot more than the five people who sadly died.

Author — Pattreth

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crazy these poor people were tethered to that ship with no way to free themselves
so sad should not have happened

Author — aircam pilot

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Pilot deployed the emergency floats on the skids too late, after the heli was already in the water. They need to be deployed before landing.

Author — NWBackcountry

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He had to shut the engine off, spinning blades entering water have a devastating effect on the fuselage. There's a training for choppers in the case thye have to land on water, people working on oil rig know thzt . . Did that chopper had life vest ? The pilot had to make his passengers wear life vest when he knew they would crash on water . Federal law on emergency procédure for chopper with passengers should be passed

Author — awk axel

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Helicopters are inherently dangerous. So many life limited parts. Oh and let's not forget they shake and vibrate constantly, not exactly good for turbines.

Author — J P

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There is a procedure for getting out. Check out "Underwater Escape Training - HUET"

Author — Kenneth

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Oh my. That didn't look like such a bad crash.

Author — babalooey100

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liberty helicopters got the liberty to crash where they want

Author — fly

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LIBERTY TOURS ARE JERKS
FRIEND OF MINE WENT ON ONE

Author — E Kop

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The ENGINE has failed
The pilot sounded too calm...

Author — 33X 33X

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The city of New York should sue the pilot for negligence and take his license away for 1

Author — Stephen Stern

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I cant understand how they can hold their breath get out of the seat belt and get out of there it doesn't make any sense

Author — Radio Man