Saturday, June 18, 2005

Is it safe to fly in a helicopter in New York City?

On Friday there was yet another helicopter crash landing into the East River. This time the Sikorsky helicopter took off from a helioport near the United Nations (near 42nd Street on the East Side) and crash landed into the East River. There were two pilots and six passengers on board at the time. All were rescued. The helicopter was being leased by MBNA of North America (I could go on and on about these guys...but I won't).

I walked the Brooklyn Promenade today and came across the wreckage of the Sikorsky (the 2nd heliocopter that crashed). The 1st helicopter that crashed has been removed from this pier on Thursday to a NTSB facility to be further inspected. Here are the pictures I took:


A view of the scene of Pier 2 in Brooklyn of the 2nd hellicopter to crash into the East River.


A close up look of the scene at Pier 2.


A look at the press conference just outside the gates of Pier 2 on Furman Street in Brooklyn.


A close up on the press conference outside the gates of Pier 2 on Furman Street in Brooklyn.

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