The New York Police Department says a film production company is using a helicopter in lower Manhattan Wednesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a missing fisherman Wednesday afternoon, about 43 miles off the coast of Long Island.
Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McKavanaugh said the helicopter had taken off from the Wall Street Heliport and lost power after 12 minutes in the air.
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.
A state appeals court on Wednesday upheld a Transportation Department ruling that found Trump National Golf Club was entitled to a helistop license.
The pilot, the only one on board, was killed. The pilot killed has been identified as 65-year-old Michael Scarfia, a retired New York City Police Officer.
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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.
Bellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.
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.
Both are in critical condition in the surgical intensive care unit at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick.
South Brunswick Police Sgt. Jim Ryan says the 27-year-old pilot and a 44-year-old female passenger sustained chest and back injuries.
The Assembly Homeland Security Committee called State Police Superintendent Rick Fuentes to testify after reports that Christie used choppers twice recently to attend his son’s high school baseball games.