Video shows moment helicopter goes down in Hudson River

A crew from a NY Waterway ferry rescued the pilot of a helicopter that went down in the Hudson River May 15 the company said

The FDNY said that a heliport worker was injured by debris.

A commuter chopper run by a company known as the "Uber for helicopters" crashed into the Hudson River this morning in NY, the crash captured by horrified onlookers.

They thought it might be a stunt.

"The next thing you know, it was out of sight", Mr Raisley said.

His reaction: "Just shock".

Video footage from hovering TV news helicopters taken in the aftermath of the crash showed the helicopter capsized and mostly beneath the water but kept from totally sinking by inflatable pontoons that deployed as the aircraft was about to hit the surface.

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As you can see below, onlookers also caught the crash on video so people have been freaking out on Twitter about it. The crashed occurred about 2:30 p.m. ET, he added.

The helicopter was a Bell 206, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said.

'Because there were no injuries, the incident is being treated as an emergency landing and NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) will not be investigating.

The pilot landed on the river, exited the helicopter, and was rescued by a NY Waterway ferry crew aboard the Gov. Thomas Kean ship.

According to the New York City Fire Department, there are no injuries as a result of the crash. Nine people died in a collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane in 2009, not far from the scene of Wednesday's mishap. The helicopter was reportedly operated by Blade chopper service. "Today's crash is yet another reminder that oversight of helicopter operations over New York City is absolutely necessary".

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