NTSB: Overloading, Pilot Error Caused Fatal 2011 East River Helicopter CrashThree people suffered fatal injuries when the helicopter plunged into the East River shortly after takeoff the 34th Street helipad on Oct. 4, 2011.
Report: Tour Helicopter That Crashed Into East River Was Too HeavyA federal report released Thursday found a helicopter that crashed into the East River off New York City on a sightseeing tour last year, killing three passengers, was carrying too much weight.
Second Female Passenger Aboard Doomed East River Chopper DiesBellevue Hospital has confirmed Helen Tamaki, the other female passenger during last week’s helicopter crash in the East River, died Tuesday night.
Survivors Of Helicopter Crash In East River Issue Statement Of Thanks To Rescuers"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.
NTSB Finds No Engine Failure In East River Helicopter Crash 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.
Pilot In East River Helicopter Crash Recounts Details With ColleaguesPaul Dudley told his colleagues "I don't know why, I just know it happened very, very fast."
Detailed Examination Of Fatal East River Helicopter Crash Under WayNTSB 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.
Helicopter Crashes Into East River; 1 DeadThe 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.