'Doors off' chopper flights restricted after deadly NYC crash

'Doors off' chopper flights restricted after deadly NYC crashU.S. authorities ordered an end on Friday to so-called “doors off” helicopter rides unless passengers are equipped with quick-release restraints, following a crash in New York City last week that killed five people. The agency said it also will conduct a “top to bottom review” of its rules governing such flights to examine any potential misapplication that could create safety gaps for passengers. The pilot survived but all five passengers were killed on Sunday evening when a Eurocopter AS350 plunged into New York City’s East River while on a private “photo shoot” charter.



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