All five NY chopper crash passengers dead

March 12, 2018

Two people have died when a helicopter crashed into the East River in New York.

A helicopter has crashed in New York City's East River.

The Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7pm on Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and is "reportedly inverted in the water", a Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says.

It's not immediately known how many people were aboard the aircraft at the time.

No other information has been released.

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