5 killed in copter crash into NYC's East River

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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

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