Helicopter crashes into Hudson River in New York, injuring two


A section of a Helicopter that crashed into the Hudson River is seen on the deck of an Army Corp of Engineers boat in the Hudson River in New York City, U.S., May 15, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A helicopter that fell short of its landing pad crashed into the Hudson River in New York City on Wednesday, injuring two people, police and fire officials said.

The helicopter’s pilot and a heliport worker suffered “non-life-threatening” injuries in the incident, the city Fire Department wrote in a Twitter message.

The pilot was the only person aboard the helicopter at the time of the crash, the department wrote in a separate tweet.

Photo and video images of the scene showed the aircraft upside-down and partially submerged in the river as crews worked to secure it.

Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Frank McGurty and Jonathan Oatis

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