Tourist chopper landing on Hudson one of many recent incidents - New York News

Tourist chopper landing on Hudson one of many recent incidents

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The helicopter landing on Sunday is not the first time a sight-seeing chopper had trouble on the Hudson River.

A tourist helicopter and small plane collided over in the river in 2009, killing all nine people in both aircraft. The fatal crash caused the FAA to modify an existing path over the Hudson River, setting different elevations for helicopters and planes to fly.

However, a year later, the FAA loosened the same restrictions allowing helicopters to fly lower over the river.

In 2011 another chopper crash had officials calling for the helicopter restrictions to return to the area. One person was killed and four others were injured a chopper carrying too much weight crashed into the East River.

So far, no further helicopter restrictions have be put in place since that fatal crash.      

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