Passenger's bag may have caused fatal NYC helicopter crash

The sole survivor, the pilot, reportedly told authorities that one of the five passengers' bags snagged a fuel lever, bleeding the engine of fuel.
1:59 | 03/13/18

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Back here in New York near new details and Ed tragic helicopter crash investigators are looking at the wreckage trying to determine if a passenger strap. Was to blame we are learning more about the five passengers who died ABC David Curley of on the scene with more good morning Dave. When he Michael they pull the wreckage less than 24 hours out of the East River here and it will yield clues us to why none of those five passengers survived. These are the scenes before tragedy smiles at liftoff for this private photo shoot flight at sunset Sunday moments later. We're live a celebrated a dividend. This morning the NTSB is on the scene investigating what brought the helicopter down into the East River killing all five passengers. The only survivor the pilot. Reportedly telling authorities that a hardest tether or part of a passenger bag snagged one of the fuel levers shutting it bleeding the engine have fuel. The pilot also saying that the deplorable floats for water landing like these did not inflict correctly on the right side. Possibly explaining that dramatic flare up if both floats it operated. Probably would we've had this tragedy. When flowed student played there are times when the helicopter will still. Not necessarily stay afloat. Those killed were in their late twenty's and thirty's Brian McDaniel off firefighter with the Dallas fire rescue department on vacation. Visiting a friend Trevor cat again who just moved to New York to pursue a career in journalism. And Carla Blanco a tourists from Argentina. Daniel Thompson interest and hill employees of the sight seeing company hill engaged to be married. Now in NTSB investigators will also be looking at the harnesses that they were being worn by those who were in the helicopter. In a sister flight on the same night some of those flights there is very difficult to get out of those harnesses. Michael I thank you David.

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