Passengers killed in helicopter crash had to be cut out of their harnesses

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New details are emerging surrounding a deadly helicopter crash in New York. Divers had to cut the passengers out of their safety harnesses, which were tethered to the chopper during the open-door flight. CBS News transportation correspondent Kris Van Cleave reports.

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That must be the worst feeling as a pilot. To have everyone who entrusted their lives with you die while you lived. I don’t think there is a worse fate than that.

Author — littleferrhis


God bring peace to the families! So tragic!

Author — Brandon Thomas


How was the copter so beat up when it only hit the water?

Author — Retha Blair


how did the pilot escape??? may they rest in peace...

Author — Shundra Watson


buy American fly American.. 1776... euro copters have so many crashes there was one just a few weeks ago in the grand canyon.. a eurocopter...

Author — Jack Hawk


1300 feet up and hit the water in 4 seconds? ummm.... no. More like 30 seconds.

Author — Brian Cooney


All pilots for that company didn't use those standard construction harnesses they gave passengers, they used FAA approved 5 point quick release seatbelts. That is how he escaped and all the passengers were doomed to die. That pilot also chose to moronically ditch into the freezing water instead of doing an autorotating landing into central park.

Author — Leggo My Ego