Tourists undeterred after copter crash-lands in Hudson River

Posted at 7:58 PM, Jul 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-01 19:58:23-04

NEW YORK (PIX11) – A helicopter on a sightseeing tour had to make an emergency crash landing into the Hudson River Sunday, but tourists are undeterred.

The helicopter, which was carrying four Swedish tourists at the time of the crash, was examined by mechanics Monday morning before being taken to MacArthur Airport for further investigation. It lost power 12 minutes after taking off.

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The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are both looking into the incident.

But Sunday’s crash isn’t keeping other tourists from taking to the skies for similar flights, as helicopters saw steady business Monday.

The New York helicopter is praising its pilot for landing the plane safely in the Hudson.