NYC Helicopter Crashes Into East River, Kills 5 As Pilot Miraculously Escapes

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Five people were killed in a horrific NYC helicopter crash this Sunday evening. The pilot miraculously escaped death, while the five passengers — four men and one woman — sank with the jet, as they were unable to escape from their safety harnesses when it crashed into the East River.

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The helicopter was being used for a photo shoot and was captured by a photographer, minutes before the fatal crash.

The flight —which was operated by Fly Liberty Charter — was only meant to last 11 minutes, and the passengers wore harnesses so that they could take photographs while the jet’s doors were completely open.

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Following the deadly incident, the pilot’s father told reporters that his son was a “very good” pilot who had been flying for many years. Officials claimed the crash was caused by internal problems with the helicopter.

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