Helicopter Crashes Into East River In NYC, Video Shows Moment of Impact

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NEW YORK — A tour helicopter crashed into the East River Sunday evening—five passengers were killed as the pilot was able to escape, NYPD says.

Emergency crews were converging at East 90th street.

There were initial reports of at least five people trapped as the aircraft was at least partially submerged.

Witnesses say one person was able to get out and make it shore with a raft.

Video posted to social media captured the moment of impact.

It was unclear what caused the chopper to go down.

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