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2 killed, 3 critically injured after helicopter crashes into New York's East River

NEW YORK CITY, New York - NEW YORK - A helicopter has crashed into New York City's East River, killing two passengers and critically injuring three others.
Police say a sixth person, the pilot, freed himself and was rescued by a passing tugboat Sunday night.
The helicopter was being chartered for a photo shoot when it went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence.
Police and fire department divers pulled the five passengers from the helicopter.

Video posted on Twitter shows a red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors beat the water.


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