Helicopter crashes into the East river off Manhattan
At least two people have died and three are in hospital after a helicopter carrying six people crashed in New York City’s East river. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7pm on Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and was “reportedly inverted in the water”. Eric Phillips, a spokesman for mayor Bill de Blasio, confirmed the fatalities in a Twitter post and one person had been rescued. New York Police said three people were hospitalized.