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US Feds probe helicopter crash, examine passenger restraints

02:35  14 march  2018
02:35  14 march  2018 Source:   ap.org

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NEW YORK (AP) — Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it also was examining whether the passengers ' safety harnesses hindered their escape The suit calls the passenger harness systems a "death trap" in a water crash . Liberty Helicopters has referred all inquiries to federal officials.

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NEW YORK — Investigators have recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera from a helicopter that crashed into New York City's East River as officials try to piece together why it went down.

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NEW YORK — Investigators recovered a flight data recorder and a GoPro camera Tuesday as they tried to determine the cause of a deadly helicopter crash in the East River and figure out whether passengers ’ harnesses hindered their escape from the sinking aircraft.

Home » National News » Feds probing helicopter crash … Officials also were examining the restraint systems. Passengers ’ safety harnesses on open-door photo tours are different from pilots’ seat belts, said helicopter pilot Bill Richards, of the aerial photography company New York Film Flyers.

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that it also was examining whether the passengers' safety harnesses hindered their escape from the sinking aircraft.

A helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge, Monday, March 12, 2018, in New York. The pilot was able to escape the Sunday night crash after the aircraft flipped upside down in the water killing several passengers, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) © The Associated Press A helicopter is hoisted by crane from the East River onto a barge, Monday, March 12, 2018, in New York. The pilot was able to escape the Sunday night crash after the aircraft flipped upside down in the water killing several passengers, officials said. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

New York City's medical examiner says the five passengers drowned when the helicopter capsized after touching down in the river. The pilot escaped.

The family of one victim, 26-year-old Trevor Cadigan, has filed a lawsuit against owner Liberty Helicopters and others. The suit calls the passenger harness systems a "death trap" in a water crash.

Liberty Helicopters has referred all inquiries to federal officials.

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