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Old 08-08-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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Default Helicopter/Plane collide over Hudson River - no survivors

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Reporting from New York -- A sightseeing helicopter and a small plane collided and crashed into the murky Hudson River off lower Manhattan today, killing all nine people on the aircraft and underscoring the potential perils of uncontrolled airspace over the busy corridor.

Hours after the crash, which occurred about noon as sunbathers, bicyclists, joggers and tourists crowded the parks lining both sides of the river, divers and search boats were scouring the water for wreckage and victims. Though the water was only 30 feet deep where the aircraft plummeted, visibility was about 2 feet and the current was powerful, hampering recovery efforts, said Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

At a news briefing held on a pier of the Hudson, a somber Bloomberg said it appeared the crash was "not survivable" and that two bodies and some wreckage had been recovered so far. It was not yet known if the wreckage was from the helicopter, a Eurocopter AS350 run by the sightseeing company Liberty Tours, or the plane, which was a single-engine Piper PA-32R. Bloomberg said the victims included five Italian tourists and their pilot on the helicopter; and two passengers, including a child, and the pilot of the Piper.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationwo...,2983744.story
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Old 08-08-2009, 10:59 PM   #2
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i saw this on the news. wow.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:02 PM   #3
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Devastating.
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Old 08-08-2009, 11:14 PM   #4
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Sad news

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