Helicopter Carrying WWE CEO's Son Crashes Into Ocean

Neither Shane McMahon nor the pilot were injured
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 19, 2017 1:51 PM CDT

(Newser) – Shane McMahon was rescued from the waters off a New York beach Wednesday morning after the helicopter he was riding in performed a diving elbow drop into the ocean. WABC reports the son of WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was taking the helicopter to visit his family when something went wrong. Pilot Mario Regtien guided the Robinson R-44 helicopter into a controlled crash off Gilgo Beach. Neither man was injured. McMahon calls the crash "very unnerving" but credited Regtien for how he handled the situation. "Mario was super calm, which made me super calm. And we landed perfectly," he says. According to CBS New York, nearby lifeguards saw the helicopter crash and paddled kayaks out to help McMahon and Regtien ahead of the Coast Guard's arrival. (Read more helicopter crash stories.)

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