Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Hudson 4 passengers, pilot are reportedly safe By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff Posted Jun 30, 2013 12:03 PM CDT 7 comments Comments A helicopter flies past One World Trade Center in this file photo. A tourist helicopter made an emergency landing in the Hudson River today. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Newser) – A helicopter carrying five people made an emergency landing in the Hudson River just before noon today, reports the New York Post, and all aboard are safe and accounted for. The aircraft was reportedly carrying four tourists—two adults and two teenagers—and a pilot when it splashed down near 79th Street. The cause of the crash isn't clear, and the chopper itself is reportedly floating south.