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October 5th, 2011
03:02 PM ET

NTSB Team Investigates Deadly Helicopter Accident in New York City

Federal investigators on Tuesday were on the scene of a deadly helicopter crash in New York City. A chopper containg four tourists and a pilot plunged into the east river yesterday afternoon, just seconds after takeoff. Three passangers and the pilot were able to be rescued from the water. A fourth passanger, however, was killed after reportedly being trapped in the backseat of the helicopter and was unable to escape the craft as it inverted and sank.

Ali Velshi spoke to NTSB board member Mark Rosekind to get the latest on the ongoing investigation into this deadly chopper crash.

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  1. Nancy S.

    Steve Jobs' success will be next to impossible for others, even with equivalent knowledge, skills, abilities, aptitude, and motivation to duplicate because current laws would stand in the way. Today, doing research or manufacturing computers from one's home (garage/bedroom) would conflict with most residential zoning laws. Case in point: Children in Washington DC selling lemonade from a front yard stand were severely prosecuted. Our zoning laws in Portsmouth VA prohibit performing research from residences. One of the major reasons for our country's economic demise is too many laws restrict people from incubating businesses from their homes. Zoning laws were created to keep neigborhoods safe from traffic, etc. Traffic is not a danger. In fact, having people and extra eyes around communities in the daytime can play an important role inhibiting crime as it did in the 1930s. So long as a home business is not harming others in terms of health and safety, it should be allowed everywhere with licensure and oversight. Having home based tourist homes, catering, ironing, day care (elder/child), solar cell panel manufacturing, etc. could go a long way to help people who have lost income save their homes from foreclosure and keep the American Dream from evolving into a Nightmare.

    October 6, 2011 at 1:01 pm |