All 5 Passengers Dead In East River Helicopter Crash


All five passengers on board a helicopter that crashed into the East River near Roosevelt Island are dead, officials have confirmed.

The pilot is the only survivor of the crash. Members of the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive Monday morning to begin their investigation.

Cell phone video showed the final moments before the private charter helicopter plunged into the water just before 7 p.m. Sunday.

“It kind of looked like it was supposed to be landing almost, so I wasn’t really sure,” said witness Brianna Jesme. “And then the moment we saw it land, it was under.”

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