Five dead in New York river helicopter crash

Five dead in New York river helicopter crashFive people have died after a helicopter owned by a tour group plunged into Manhattan’s East River, police said on Monday. The red chopper, which is owned by tourism group Liberty, was carrying six people including the pilot when it crashed into the river near the upscale Upper East Side neighborhood shortly after 7:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Sunday. “Five people are deceased,” a New York Police Department spokesperson told AFP, saying the dead were all passengers on the helicopter.

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