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October 5th, 2011
11:34 AM ET

Aviation expert looks at possible causes of tragic New York helicopter crash

A helicopter crashed Tuesday in New York's East River near midtown Manhattan as it approached a helipad for a landing, killing a woman who was on board and injuring four other people. 

The woman who was killed was trapped in the backseat of the Bell 206 chopper and was the sole passenger unable to escape the craft as it inverted and sank, according to officials and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Two of the injured were transferred to the city's Bellevue Hospital suffering from cardiac and respiratory arrest, said New York Fire Department spokesman Jim Long. Another man was listed in serious condition and was transferred to New York University Medical Center, he said.

This Morning, Carol Costello talks with aviation expert and helicopter pilot Robert Tur to explain what could have happened to cause the crash.

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