Helicopter lands in NYC's Hudson River; all safe
NEW YORK (AP) - A charter helicopter carrying a family of four Swedes on a sightseeing tour of New York City lost power shortly after takeoff on Sunday and made an emergency landing on the Hudson River, authorities said. The pilot and occupants were uninjured.
The helicopter landed shortly before noon in the section of the river near 79th Street by the New York City Marina.
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. The pilot used the craft's pontoons, and it remained upright as it landed.
"The pilot did a terrific job considering he'd lost his engine power," Mr McKavanaugh said.