5 killed in copter crash into NYC's East River
NEW YORK -- All five passengers aboard a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.
The pilot was able to escape the Sunday night crash after the aircraft flipped upside down in the water, officials said. He was rescued by a tugboat.
The helicopter, a private charter hired for a photo shoot, went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence. AP