Shortly after takeoff, the helicopter landed upright in the water near 79th Street around noon and was drifting south. A family of four Swedish tourists and the pilot were rescued, as the chopper was safely towed to shore.
The chopper set down at the 18th hole while en route from New Jersey to Republic Airport, about a half mile away.
The plane made a hard landing not far from MacArthur Airport with one person on board, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
The Fairfield Police Department got a 911 call about the emergency landing at around 12:21 p.m.
The Centre Daily Times reported that Delta Flight 6044 was traveling from Cleveland to LaGuardia Airport on Tuesday night when smoke was seen in the cockpit.
Four mechanics from the 106th Rescue Wing in Westhampton came and fixed the problem. The Black Hawk was able to safely fly off about two hours after the emergency landing, according to authorities.
According to airport officials, flight 3518 to Pittsburgh took off from the airport in Windsor Locks around 11:30 a.m. but was forced to turn back 15 to 20 minutes later. A fire was reported in the plane’s auxiliary power unit.
Planes have been grounded and the feds are now investigating American Airlines. The Federal Aviation Administration is probing two separate instances of rows of airplane seats dislodging in mid-air.
The aircraft, which an airport spokeswoman said faced a landing gear problem, was en route to Nebraska after taking off from Westchester when a signal light went off.
The plane blew tire on take-off, possibly sending debris into the engine. The pilot realized something was wrong right away and was in radio contact with the control tower. There were 173 people on board. No injuries were reported.
What caused the landing gear of a United Airlines flight from Atlanta to malfunction Monday evening, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing at Newark Airport, is under investigation.
A bird strike forced a Jet Blue plane to make an emergency landing on Saturday morning at JFK Airport.
The U.S. Airways jet was heading to Phoenix when, the airline said, a passenger let the dog out of its carrier.
Delta Flight 30 — carrying about 200 people — reported one engine had failed shortly after takeoff, said Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Laura Brown.
The airline said the plane, with 296 passengers on board, was headed from Heathrow to Kennedy Airport and turned back because the handle of one of the cabin doors was moving.