This image made from video provided by the New York City Police Department shows the scene of a helicopter crash in the East River in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Sunday the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7 p.m. Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and is "reportedly inverted in the water." (New York City Police Department via AP)
NEW YORK (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Dallas Fire Rescue has confirmed that one of their firefighters is among those killed in a New York City helicopter crash on Sunday night. Brian McDaniel, with DFR Station 36, and another tourist from Dallas were both killed.
In all, five passengers were onboard the chopper that crashed into the East River and all of those passengers were confirmed dead early Monday morning by a NYPD spokesman.
The pilot was able to escape the Sunday night crash after the aircraft flipped upside down in the water, officials said. He was rescued by a tugboat.
FirefighterNation: Five Dead in New York City Helicopter Crash