5 Dead In East River Helicopter Crash

posted by Katie Butchino -

Although crashes in the East & Hudson river aren't uncommon, this was said to be one of the deadliest in the city's history.

The passengers all became trapped in their safety equipment and couldn't escape after their helicopter crashed into the Easy River early Sunday evening. 

Two of the passengers were pronounced dead at the scene, while three others were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The Pilot, 33 year old Richard Vance, was the only survivor.

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