Tragedy in New York: Helicopter Crashes in Hudson River on Manhattan's West Side

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May 15, 2019May 15, 2019

A tragic accident recently took place in New York City. A helicopter crashed into the Hudson River with passengers inside.

"It happened in the vicinity of 12th Ave and West 34th Street in New York City and authorities were called to the scene at 2:26 pm. The FDNY boat and land were dispatched to the scene," according to Fox News.

The pilot was able to land the craft in the river and avoid further destruction. The passengers inside were rescued by the NY Waterway ferry boat crew. Miraculously, they were not killed in the crash landing.

"Capt. Adam Sciaino was carrying passengers between West 39th Street in Manhattan and 14th Street in Hoboken when he saw the helicopter go down at about 1:20 p.m., making it his second rescue in 10 years. Deckhand Edwin Montoya deployed the Jason’s Cradle rescue device off the bow of the ferry and pulled the pilot aboard. There was no one else on the helicopter," reported Fox.

Many people were amazed at the quick actions by first responders to rush in and help those inside the craft. While being interviews, one of the first responders opened up on how he was able to jump in to help so quickly.

“It was just instinct. Just another day for NY Waterway rescues," Sciaino said. "We’re right here. Edwin Montoya is an outstanding deckhand. He moved instantly to the rescue."

The Waterway crews are the same ones responsible for rescuing the passengers from the "Miracle on the Hudson" plane landing. Join us in praising God and thanking them for their heroic efforts!

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