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Authorities are responding to a helicopter crash in New York City's East River that left two people dead. A Eurocopter AS350 went down near Roosevelt Island around 7 p.m. Sunday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said in a statement. It said the helicopter is reportedly is inverted in the water.
originally posted by: Djarums
a reply to: CalibratedZeus
Fire commish said in his briefing that people were seatbelted and couldn't get out. Water temp was about 40.
A passenger’s bag may have accidentally hit the fuel shutoff button of the doomed helicopter that plunged into New York’s East River Sunday, killing all aboard except the pilot, who issued a frantic distress call before climbing aboard a raft and paddling to safety.
originally posted by: howtonhawky
There is no way that that could be true.
A fuel cut off switch accessible to passengers.
Did we just reach a new level of sophistication?
originally posted by: projectvxn
A pax brief should include emergency engine shutdown procedures and ditching procedures. Whether you're a passenger or a crew member, remember that when you fly together, you die together.