Exclusive: Helicopter Pilot Calls Hudson Splash-Landing 'Best-Case Scenario'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.
Helicopter Splash Landing Compared To 'Miracle On The Hudson'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.

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