Authorities Respond to Reports of Helicopter Crash in New York City

Helicopter plunges into East River in New York City: reports

Helicopter plunges into East River in New York City: reports

She told the New York Times that the helicopter showed no obvious signs of trouble before going into the river.

A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side, killing at least two people.

Authorities did not immediately say whether there were other people aboard.

It's in the water near East 90th Street and went in around 7 p.m. NYPD and FDNY divers are on scene and in the water, the mayor's spokesman said.

Eyewitnesses had earlier told local media they saw at least one person leave the helicopter after it hit the water.

The Eurocopter AS350 is a single-engine light craft that can carry up to six passengers at a time. It's reportedly upside down in the river.

Emergency vehicles involved in rescue of downed helicopter in the East River.

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The FAA is investigating the incident and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will determine the probable cause of the accident.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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