A helicopter went down within the Hudson River on May 15, after the pilot, 34-year-old Eric Morales, misplaced management of the plane and tumbled into the water.
New York City onlookers have been left shocked and frightened on May 15, after a helicopter was noticed spinning round within the air earlier than crashing into the Hudson River. The helicopter, which took a tough tumble into the water, fell wanting a close-by touchdown pad and ended up submerged on Wednesday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration stated in an announcement. Fortunately, the pilot — 34-year-old Eric Morales — was alone within the helicopter when it descended into the water, and he solely sustained non-life-threatening accidents, based on the CBS News. CBS additionally claims Morales was saved by a barge and solely had a minimize on his hand upon his rescue.
Another particular person, who was on the helipad on the time of the crash, additionally suffered non-life-threatening accidents from particles dislodged within the crash, however each persons are doing advantageous now, as they reportedly refused medical consideration. It’s not but identified what triggered the helicopter to lose altitude and crash, however the pilot was reportedly in a position to inflate emergency floats earlier than the plane hit the water. And it was pulled to the shore shortly after the crash.
A witness of the crash advised CBS, “I was riding my bike to work, and you know, I see helicopters take off all the time from here and I heard kind of like a boom after one of them was taking off and I looked over and I see the helicopter that took off. It wasn’t very high and it started spinning out of control . And it was spinning and kind of slow but then the airbags deployed and it dropped into the water. And that is when I grabbed my phone and I ran over and took video. At that point I was riding this way, so it was kind of I don’t know, behind some of the netting over here. But I don’t know. You know, I’m not always looking at them but like, I hear them take off, like I’m on my way to work. There were no flames. It just started you know, spinning in a circle. Spinning, spinning and the airbags deployed and it fell to the water.”
As you may see under, onlookers additionally caught the crash on video so individuals have been freaking out on Twitter about it. One Twitter consumer wrote, “Always wanted to take that helicopter tour around NYC but the way they keep crashing into the Hudson River…,” whereas one other stated, “Helicopter didn’t stick the landing.”