2 injured after helicopter lands in Hudson River near 30th Street after falling short of landing pad

David Caplan
May 15, 2019 - 2:47 pm

Al Jones


NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Two people were injured after a helicopter landed in the Hudson River near West 30th Street Wednesday afternoon, the FDNY has confirmed to 1010 WINS.

The injured are the pilot and a heliport worker injured by debris, the FDNY said. 

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The pilot was able to land on the water and exit the helicopter; he is in good condition. There were no other injuries. 

The helicopter is currently floating on the water. 

"A helicopter fell short of the landing pad on West 30th street and Hudson River," the NYPD tweeted. "The pilot is out of the water and the helicopter is secured. Please avoid the area."+

At the time of the incident, the helicopter was being repositioned for fueling by the operator, Zip Aviation.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted, "Relieved to report there were no deaths or serious injuries after a helicopter incident on the Hudson river. Thank you to our first responders for your quick action. Please stay clear of 34th St and 12th Ave on the West Side so emergency response teams can complete their work."

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