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Helicopter Crash in the East River; Five Dead

26-02 1st St, Long Island City, NY 11102, USA | 2018-Mar-11

Initial Notification: On March 11, 2018, the USCG Sector New York notified the NOAA SSC about a sightseeing helicopter that crashed into the East River, Manhattan, New York. USCG inquired about weather forecast and strategy for addressing jet fuel discharge from helicopter.

Incident Details
Primary threat:Oil
Products of concern:JP-5
Total amount at risk of spill: 150 gallons
Latitude (approximate): 40° 46.71′ North
Longitude (approximate): 73° 56.34′ West