Federal investigators hope to figure out what exactly caused the single-engine aircraft to go down Wednesday night.
Co-pilot Jason Dowd, an Ohio native, was identified Thursday for the first time since Tuesday’s meltdown by pilot Clayton Osbon on the flight from John F. Kennedy International Airport to Las Vegas.
Right now, you need a hands-free device to use your cell phone. What is under consideration would be an all-out ban on use of your cell phone behind the wheel.
Since the crash, officials have raised the question of icing and what, if any, impact it had on the tragedy.
A night of fun and gambling at Mohegan Sun in Connecticut ended with fifteen dead on I-95 on the Bronx – Westchester County Line, but the death didn’t end there.
The pilot of a small plane that crashed on the interstate in New Jersey, killing all five people on board, appeared to be calling for help just before the plane went down.
The question of icing was raised on Tuesday as a possible factor in the accident. However, officials said they are unable to pinpoint how big a factor it really was.
The federal government announced new regulations Wednesday to keep tired pilots out of the cockpit. The new rules were prompted by a deadly accident involving a plane that took off from Newark Liberty International Airport in 2009.
Pilot Jeffrey Buckalew, his wife Corinne and their two children were killed along with Buckalew’s business partner Rakesh Chawla, 1010 WINS’ Steve Sanderg reported. Both Buckalew and Chawla were managing directors of a New York investment firm.
Fifty people, including the pilots, were killed in the crash near Buffalo, N.Y.
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.
“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.”