5 people have died after a helicopter crashed into New York City's East River
New York City Police Department via AP
- Two people died after a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York City just after 7 p.m. on Sunday.
- Six people were on board the helicopter at the time. One person has been rescued and three people were taken to hospital in a critical condition.
- Witnesses reported the helicopter hitting the river sidewards and then inverting.
- The FAA is investigating the incident.
Two people died after a helicopter crashed in New York City's East River on Sunday evening.
A spokesman for the mayor's office, Eric Phillips, confirmed the fatalities.