Helicopter Crashes into Ocean With Son of Infamous Sports Family Inside

July 19, 2017Jul 19, 2017

 The son of one of the most infamous sports families in America, the McMahon’s, was involved in a helicopter crash. Shane McMahon, son of WWE's Vince McMahon, was riding in a helicopter when it crashed into the ocean off the coast of Long Island.


Miraculously, both McMahon and the pilot were able to survive. At this time, no injuries have been reported. An investigation into the crash is currently underway.

McMahon and the pilot reportedly conducted an emergency landing procedure after a malfunction with the helicopter. They had previously departed from Westchester airport in New York before finding themselves in the Atlantic Ocean.


“It’s very unsettling when all of a sudden you have something happen and you hear a bang and start saying we’re going to do an emergency landing in the water. It was very unnerving. Mario (the pilot) was super calm, which made me super calm and we landed perfectly,” McMahon told news reporters.

According to a report by USA Today, a commercial flight heading to John F. Kennedy airport heard a call and relayed it to the FAA radar center. After receiving the call, the radar center called for help.

The pilot was said to have issued a mayday call as the chopper went down. Emergency crews worked to rescue the men from the water once they crashed. At this time, the FAA is investigating the crash.

Shane is the commissioner of “SmackDown LIVE” as well as the son of the WWE founder. The McMahon family is iconic in the wrestling industry and entertainment business. Shane's mother is Linda McMahon, the 68-year-old former CEO of WWE, who has been tapped to head up the Small Business Administration by President Trump.


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