Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Manhattan - NBC New York

Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Manhattan

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    Helicopter Makes Emergency Landing in Manhattan

    An aerial tour company says a bird has slammed into the windshield of a helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing in New York City. Checkey Beckford reports (Published Friday, Oct. 3, 2014)

    An aerial tour company says a bird has slammed into the windshield of a helicopter and forced it to make an emergency landing in New York City.

    None of the seven people aboard was injured.

    General manager Kathleen Wiig says the Helicopter Flight Services chopper was flying at about 1,500 feet Friday afternoon when it collided with the bird off Manhattan's West Side. She says procedures call for landing as soon as possible in such situations.

    The helicopter touched down safely at the West 30th Street Heliport.

    The Fire Department of New York responded but found no one needing medical attention.

    The FAA says it will investigate. 

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytime

    • Download the App

      Available for IOS and Android