Manhattan, NY A tour helicopter has crashed in the east river just after 7 PM.
NYPD & the FDNY are on scene trying to rescue a few passengers that were aboard the helicopter. The FDR northbound has heavy traffic right now due to many emergency vehicles in the right lane. There are also some closures in the immediate area. Expect heavy traffic in the area. At this time there are 5 dead, 1 rescued according to NYPD.
This video reportedly shows the helicopter crash in the East River, which occurred just after 7 PM.
Reports still state that there were multiple people on board and some may be in the water. Rescue efforts remain underway. Developing. ( Video: @JJmagers ) pic.twitter.com/j8dxXM4Ds0
— Citywide 911 (@Citywide911) March 11, 2018
BREAKING U/D: NYPD Harbor Reporting 2 People reportedly died after a Tour Helicopter crash near East River at 90 St. SEE New video FOOTAGE. pic.twitter.com/EygP2y66L9
— NYC Scanner (@NYScanner) March 12, 2018