Helicopter lands in NYC's Hudson River; all safe

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.

A helicopter rests on a pontoon at the 79th Street Boat Basin after emergency landing over the Hudson river, Sunday, June 30, 2013, in New York. New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan Sunday, but everyone has been rescued. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

NEW YORK New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.

The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McKavanaugh says the passengers were two adults and two children from Sweden.

He says the craft took off from the Wall Street area and lost power after 12 minutes in the air.

The pilot used the craft's pontoons and the helicopter remained floating.

In 2009, a US Airways flight landed safely on the Hudson after striking geese. All 155 people aboard survived.


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