NYC Ruling On Helicopter Safety Goes Only As Far As State LineThe group that regulates helicopters in New York city reached an agreement with the operators of the downtown heliport to ban all doors-off sightseeing tours - but others states have no such rule.
FlyNYON Pilots Blast Report On Safety Issues In Wake Of East River CrashThe helicopter company is firing back at a New York Times report that alleges executives were warned of safety concerns months earlier. FlyNYON called the report "fake news."
Helicopter Tour Company Behind East River Crash Still Selling Tickets For Open-Door FlightsAfter the fatal accident, the FAA issued new requirements for safety harnesses and suspended all doors-off tours until those requirements are met.
NTSB Releases Preliminary Report On Deadly East River Helicopter CrashThe report recounts in detail the events that led up to the deadly crash.
FAA Grounds Chopper Flights With Open Doors, Tight RestraintsThe change comes in the wake of last week's deadly helicopter crash in the East River.
Family Of Victim In Deadly East River Helicopter Crash To Sue, Attorney SaysThe lawsuit spotlights the harnesses used in the open-door flight and notes the aircraft's inflatable floats didn't keep it from flipping over and sinking.
NTSB Probe Ramps Up As Family, Friends Mourn Victims Of Deadly Helicopter CrashInvestigators continued to comb through the wreckage of a helicopter that went down in the East River Sunday in hopes of pinpointing what exactly went wrong.
Helicopter Pulled From East River As NTSB Launches Investigation Into Fatal CrashAnyone who may have witnessed the crash is being urged to contact investigators.
Victims Identified In Deadly East River Helicopter CrashInvestigators began working Monday to determine what caused Sunday night's crash.
Deadly East River Crash Raises New Questions On Helicopter SafetyWatching the helicopter go down Sunday, veteran pilot Bill Richards says it was a textbook touch-down. But were all necessary safety precautions taken?