NYC helicopter crash victims filmed moments before fatal plunge

Violet Powell
March 14, 2018

New York Senator Charles Schumer has called for the operating certificate of Liberty Helicopter, the company which owned the doomed aircraft, to be suspended, as it is revealed this is the company's third crash in just 11 years.

The pilot said one of the passenger's bags may have inadvertently hit the emergency fuel shutoff button, leading to the crash that killed five passengers, a senior law enforcement official said.

"He decided he wanted to help people" and set out to do it, said Cole Collins, a childhood friend from Dallas. "They worked very quickly, as fast as they could".

"It's a great tragedy that we had occur here on an otherwise quiet Sunday evening", Nigro said.

Brian McDaniel was from Dallas and had worked for that city's fire department since 2016.

Officials say McDaniel, 26, spent nearly two years with DFRD and was assigned to Fire Station 36.

"He was a smart, talented, and ambitious young journalist and producer who was well-liked and made a big contribution".

Trevor Cadigan was McDaniel's high school friend and recently moved to NY. One of the men behind him flashes him a thumbs-up.

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The other victims have been confirmed to be Dallas firefighter Brian McDaniel, Argentinean tourist Carla Vallejos Blancos, and New Yorkers Tristan Hill and Daniel Thompson.

The cause of the crash has not been officially determined.

Fire Rescue Officer, Brian McDaniel June 12, 1991 - March 11, 2018 Hired: May 2016 Assigned to Fire Station 36, C-Shift Monday, March 12, 2018, Dallas Fire-Rescue received confirmation that one of its own, Fire-Rescue Officer, Brian McDaniel, tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash while on vacation in NY. "These agencies have asked us to respect the investigative process by referring all press inquiries to them for any further comment".

A video posted online appeared to show the red helicopter descending into the water, its spinning blades chopping the river as it tipped over.

Cell phone video showing the moment the helicopter, being used for a photo shoot, crashed into the water. One person was rescued by a tugboat and five others were "recovered by divers", it said. "It was under water". Liberty Helicopters, which calls itself the largest and most experienced helicopter sightseeing and charter service in the Northeast, posted a message to its website stating it would fully cooperate with the FAA and the NTSB investigations and added its support for the victims' families. What we're going to look at is how they inflated, if there were any problems with them. According to CBS, his LinkedIn profile says he has worked for Liberty Helicopters for nearly two years and has prior experience flying choppers with another company in CT. The pilot was able to escape the crash after the aircraft flipped upside down in the water killing several passengers, officials said. His current commercial pilot license was issued in September 2011, according to FAA records.

Another Liberty helicopter carrying eight people on a sightseeing tour in 2007 had to make an emergency landing on the Hudson after one of its main rotor blades fractured in mid-flight.

As questions continue to swirl around how and why this happened, a number of aspects of the East River helicopter crash have come under scrutiny.

However, all five passengers were unable to undo their harnesses as the helicopter was swept away while submerged in 50 feet of water down the river.

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