Harriet Nicholson

A helicopter carrying five people crashed into the East River Oct 4, 2011 (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NTSB: Overloading, Pilot Error Caused Fatal 2011 East River Helicopter Crash

Three people suffered fatal injuries when the helicopter plunged into the East River shortly after takeoff the 34th Street helipad on Oct. 4, 2011.


Rescue effort after helicopter crashes into East River (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Third Victim Of East River Helicopter Crash Passes Away Sunday

Harriet Nicholson died at Bellevue Hospital of “respiratory complications of near-drowning” — meaning a shortage of oxygen to the brain, according to Ellen Borakove, the medical examiner’s spokeswoman.


A helicopter that crashed into the East River is hoisted from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Second Female Passenger Aboard Doomed East River Chopper Dies

Bellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.


Helicopter being pulled from East River (credit: CBS 2); Pilot Paul Dudley (credit: Handout)

Pilot In East River Helicopter Crash Recounts Details With Colleagues

Paul Dudley told his colleagues “I don’t know why, I just know it happened very, very fast.”


Rescue effort after helicopter crashes into East River (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images

Detailed Examination Of Fatal East River Helicopter Crash Under Way

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.