Rescuers Rush to East River After Helicopter Goes Down in Deadly Crash

A helicopter crashed into the East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side in the water, trapping and killing all five passengers aboard. Only the pilot survived.

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All five passengers aboard a tour helicopter died when the aircraft crashed into the East River Sunday night.
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Emergency first responders attend a call after a helicopter crashed in the East River on March 11, 2018 in New York City.
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Emergency first responders flood the scene.
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An FDNY diver is sprayed with water after attending the call.
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This image made from video provided by the New York City Police Department shows the scene of a helicopter crash in the East River in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
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First responders carry a person to an ambulance after a helicopter crashed into the East River along New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
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NYC officials prepare to brief the media on the deadly East River helicopter crash, March 11, 2018.
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Rescue personnel gather after the East River chopper crash.
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The accident snarled traffic on the FDR Drive Sunday night.
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