Paul Dudley

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.

03/01/2013

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

Report: Tour Helicopter That Crashed Into East River Was Too Heavy

A 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.

12/20/2012

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.

10/12/2011

A diver enters the waters of the East River next to orange buoys that mark the spot where a helicopter crashed, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. (credit: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)

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.

10/07/2011

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

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.

10/06/2011

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.”

10/05/2011

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.

10/05/2011

A helicopter that crashed into the East River in New rests on the deck of a boat that pulled it from the water Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011 in New York. (credit: AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Helicopter Crashes Into East River; 1 Dead

The 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.

10/04/2011