04-Oct-11 N63Q Bell 206B New York, US-New York (2F)

Took off to about 20ft, then started spinning and ditched shortly after.  Sonia Marra Nicholson, aged 40, died after being trapped inside the helicopter. Her girlfriend Helen Tomaski died from her injuries the next week.  Her mother Harriet was in critical condition later in the day after being pulled unconscious from the water.  Her 72-year-old father, Paul Nicholson, was stable and later released. Pilot, and helicopter owner, Paul Dudley, escaped without injury.

Date:
4 October, 2011
Reg:
N63Q
Make:
Bell
Model:
B206
MSN:
2063
Location:
East River close to 34th Street Heliport, New York
Country:
US-New York
Civil / Military:
Civil
Fatalities:
2
Operator:
Linden-Air-Services
Link:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/04/helicopter-crash-new-york-east-river?newsfeed=true
Link:
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44776452/ns/us_news-life/
Link:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8807395/British-woman-killed-as-helicopter-crashes-in-New-Yorks-East-River.html

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