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Pilot says helicopter had recent inspection

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The owner of a helicopter forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River says the craft recently underwent a thorough FAA inspection.
 
Michael Roth tells the Wall Street Journal that the copter also had undergone routine inspections daily.  He said he had "no clue why we lost power." Roth is the owner of New York Helicopter Charter Inc.

The FAA is investigating the crash. The charter helicopter was carrying a family of four Swedes when it lost power shortly after takeoff. The pilot deployed the craft's pontoons and it landed safely on the river. No one was injured
 
The Journal says a review of online federal records shows the company has not had any major safety issues.

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