Aug 9, 2009

of helicopter and plane collide over hudson river, 9 killed

Helicopter, Plane Crash Over Hudson River, Killing 9 (VIDEO): A small plane collided with a helicopter carrying Italian tourists over the Hudson River. 9 onboard the plane and copter were killed.

A small plane collided with a sightseeing helicopter carrying Italian tourists over the Hudson River on Saturday, scattering debris in the water and forcing people on the New Jersey waterfront to scamper for cover. Authorities believe all nine people aboard the two aircraft were killed.

Another helicopter pilot on the ground at the heliport for Liberty Tours, which operated the doomed sightseeing craft, saw the plane approaching the helicopter and tried to radio an alert to the pilots, police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said. The warning wasn't heard or didn't happen in time.

The collision, which Mayor Michael Bloomberg said was "not survivable," happened just after noon and was seen by thousands of people enjoying a crystal-clear summer day from the New York and New Jersey sides of the river.
Kelly Owen, a Florida tourist at a Manhattan park, said,
First I saw a piece of something flying through the air. Then I saw the helicopter going down into the water. I thought it was my imagination.
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A Piper PA-32 which took off from Teterboro Airport in New Jersey and a Eurocopter AS 350 helicopter owned by Liberty Tours collided and crashed into the Hudson River.

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This video shows New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg speaking to the press.

Photos found on Flickr, taken by kgardine and R Wagner.

More photos can also be found on Yahoo

1 comment:

  1. this kind of accidents are really very unexpected... we really never know when we die and when accidents happen. we must all prepare ourselvesin everything that may happen to us or to our family and friends.


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