A helicopter crashed in New York. Just minutes after taking off in Manhattan, the helicopter had fallen into the Hudson River, the New York police said.

In the accident, therefore, only the pilot was on board, survived the crash. The aircraft was also recovered. A video showed how the helicopter uncontrollably turned around its own axis shortly before the impact.

The tabloid New York Daily News reported that the 35-year-old helicopter pilot jumped into the water and was picked up by a boat. He just had a cut on his hand.

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Crash in New York: helicopter in the Hudson

Not far from the crash site in 2009, a pilot had crashed a US Airways aircraft spectacularly on the river. All humans on board could be saved at that time.