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Report: Passenger Bag Maybe Played Role in Copter Crash

Pilot told investigators it may have hit the fuel shutoff switch

(Newser) - It will take some time before investigators can say for sure what caused a helicopter to crash into the East River Sunday evening, but CNN reports on one possible explanation. The pilot told investigators that a passenger's bag may have hit the emergency fuel shutoff button, according to a... More »

One Month Later, 3rd Woman Dies in NYC Copter Crash

Sightseeing tour ends in tragedy for family

(Newser) - Last month’s New York City helicopter crash has claimed a third victim. Harriet Nicholson, 60, died yesterday from "respiratory complications of near-drowning"—meaning a lack of oxygen to her brain—the AP reports. The English tourist was to take a sightseeing tour with her husband, daughter, and... More »

Helicopter Crashes in East River; One Dead

Four others, including pilot, survive

(Newser) - A helicopter with five people aboard crashed into the East River this afternoon after taking off from a launch pad on the riverbank, killing one passenger and injuring the others. Police divers pulled the dead woman from about 50 feet of water about an hour after the Bell 206 helicopter... More »

Mystery Hero Helps Tot in Frigid River Plunge

French man helps dad save tot after East River tumble

(Newser) - A mystery hero joined a dad as he leaped into the frigid East River to save his toddler daughter who slipped during a weekend ship visit in Manhattan. Bridgitte Sheridan's mom says she'd like to thank the unknown French man who jumped into the river, but he disappeared in a... More »

NYC Waterfalls Make a Splash

Artists builds four temporary sites along the East River

(Newser) - New Yorkers can feast their eyes on an unusual site over the next four months—waterfalls. Four manmade falls, each about 100 feet high, came to life yesterday at different sites along the East River, the Daily News reports. City officials hope the structures—the work of artist Olafur Eliasson—... More »

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