All five passengers of a helicopter that crashed into a New York City river are confirmed dead on Monday morning.
After 7 p.m. on Sunday, several people watched as the chopper went down in the East River.
According to New York Police Department, the pilot was able to escape.
The New York Fire Department said firefighters and divers had to remove the five passengers from the helicopter.
While two passengers were found dead on arrival, the other three were taken to the hospital in critical condition. They were later pronounced dead.
The National Transportation Safety Board says it is investigating the crash.
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Due to the volatile nature of helicopter crashes, there are many different situations that can lead to a crash or an accident. The most common causes of an accident are:
- Operational Error: Helicopter accidents caused by some form of human error, which is usually due to pilot negligence.
- Mechanical Malfunction: Accidents that are caused by the failure of some component of the aircraft, such as design flaws or manufacturing problems.
- Electrical Malfunction: This refers to accidents caused by some malfunction in the electrical components of the aircraft, such as an electrical short, inadequate design, testing, or improper quality control.