Detective Ben Kalinsky is the same man who helped rescue two women from the East River after last week’s helicopter crash.
New details came to light Monday about a seemingly dangerous agreement between the Federal Aviation Administration and private helicopter tour companies.
“We would like to say a heartfelt thank you to the rescue teams who acted with great courage, and also to hospital staff at Bellevue Hospital Center and the NYPD, for their compassion, kindness and great care,” said the statement.
The investigators found no metal particles on a magnetic monitoring device inside the helicopter’s engine that could have indicated damage, said National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind.
Paul Dudley told his colleagues “I don’t know why, I just know it happened very, very fast.”
Is it safe to have such a high volume of helicopter traffic over our city? That’s what many New York politicians want to know.
NTSB officials said the chopper likely did not have a flight data recorder, or “black box,” but engine monitors and Global Positioning System navigation equipment may have stored useful information.
The crash happened at around 3:22 p.m., shortly after the chopper took off from the 34th Street helipad. Crews at the scene lifted the chopper out of the water Tuesday evening and were able to get it onto a recovery boat.
Police say Officer Sherman Abrams went running along the East River in downtown Manhattan with his academy class on Monday. After completing the run he collapsed and died a short time later.
Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney says after years of revitalizing the East River waterfront, building a garbage station would damage the health and safety of those living in the residential neighborhood.
New York City health officials hope to lift advisories at some area beaches forced to close due to a massive sewage spill in the Hudson River.
One hundred years after tolls were removed from the East River Bridges, Gridlock Sam is calling for them to be reinstated to get money needed for maintenance and repairs.
At the newly unveiled section, which features tables and benches, visitors can eat, read, use their laptop or simply take in the magnificent views of the harbor.
After two weeks of free rides, East River Ferry officials say their new service from Brooklyn and Queens to Manhattan continues to exceed expectations.
A new commuting option is coming for anyone tired of the East River bridges, tunnels, and subways.