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Helicopter Plunges From The Sky And Crashes Into Hudson River

A helicopter crashed into the Hudson River near Manhattan on Wednesday afternoon, New York authorities said.

CBS New York reported that the chopper's pilot is okay and there were no passengers on board.

Hudson River Helicopter Crash
Photo: Twitter/FDNY

The Bell 206 helicopter crashed into the river shoreline around 2:30 pm local time, the Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement. Investigators are responding to the crash site, the agency said.

Hudson River Helicopter Crash
Image: Twitter/FDNY

The helicopter is operated by Blade chopper service, which operates a shuttle service between Manhattan and local airports.