Helicopter Goes Down in Hudson River; Pilot OK

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A helicopter fell short of its landing pad, located on West 30th Street, and went down in the Hudson River Wednesday, the FDNY confirmed to Fox News.

You can see a few videos of the helicopter in the water, and the subsequent rescue effort, below.

A person who answered the phone at a lounge at the helipad said the pilot made an "emergency landing", but was okay.

A second person at the helipad suffered injuries, possibly from debris from the crash, and was treated at the scene, CBS New York said. The aircraft came down quickly, but it wasn't in freefall.

Video footage from hovering TV news helicopters taken in the aftermath of the crash showed the helicopter capsized and mostly beneath the water. "The pilot was not injured and immediately exited the aircraft", Blade said. The crashed occurred about 2:30 p.m. ET, he added.

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The FAA identified the helicopter as a Bell 206.

One Twitter user wrote, "Always wanted to take that helicopter tour around NYC but the way they keep crashing into the Hudson River...", while another said, "Helicopter didn't stick the landing".

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According to the Special Ops authorities, scuba divers were called in shortly after the crash to assist with the helicopter's recovery. The National Transportation Safety Board said it would investigate the accident.

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