Helicopter makes emergency landing in Hudson River

The FDNY says a helicopter has made an emergency landing in the Hudson River near 79th Street in Manhattan. The pilot and four passengers have

NYPD: Helicopter makes makes emergency landing in Hudson

NYPD: Helicopter makes makes emergency landing in Hudson River; 5 rescued (Credit: News 12/Jeremy Settle)

NEW YORK (AP) - New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.

The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.

The fire department says the passengers were two adults and two children from Sweden.

William Parra tells the New York Post he was having brunch nearby when he saw the helicopter.

He says: "Ten feet above the water, and it just went down. There was a huge splash."

In January, a small plane crashed and sank in the Hudson River off Yonkers. Two people were rescued.

In 2009, a US Airways flight landed safely on the Hudson after striking geese. All 155 people aboard survived.

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