November 6th, 2011
05:35 PM ET

3rd person dies due to New York helicopter crash

A 60-year-old woman on Sunday became the third person to die as a result of a helicopter crash last month in New York's East River, said a spokeswoman for the city's medical examiner's office.

Harriet Nicholson was pronounced dead at approximately 3:22 a.m. Sunday at Bellevue Hospital, said Ellen Borakove from the office of the chief medical examiner.

After an autopsy, officials determined that she died due to "respiratory complications of near-drowning," according to Borakove.

Nicholson was among those on board a Bell 206 Jet Ranger that plunged into the water on October 4, moments after pilot Paul Dudley had radioed that his aircraft was experiencing problems, National Transportation Safety Board member Mark Rosekind said last month.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    Once a helicopter almost chopped my head off. Almost.

    November 6, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    One almost missed Vic Morrow. Almost . Sorry guys .that was pretty gallows .

    November 6, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    thats cool raven, i laughed, lol

    November 6, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Raven, that made me LMAO!!
    Twight Zone, (the movie) anyone?

    November 6, 2011 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. bobcat (in a hat)

    I remember that movie. Gave vic a real split personality.

    November 6, 2011 at 7:57 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ¤.¤

    Lol

    November 6, 2011 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    I missed the flick, but I got the picture.
    @ raven:
    Good line!

    November 6, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    JIF is now officially a pumpkin until tomorrow.

    November 6, 2011 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  9. ¤.¤

    Dudes! Philip just called banasy butt ugly on the comception blog! What's his deal?

    November 6, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    All kidding aside, my sympathy to the family and friends.

    November 6, 2011 at 10:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. banasy©

    @¤.¤:
    Nobody cares, dear.
    Least of all, me.

    November 6, 2011 at 11:07 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bobcat (in a hat)

    @banasy

    That was some really heavy stuff you had going tonite. I'm impressed.
    I'm just glad I wasn't on the receiving end. I think I'll keep you as a friend.

    November 7, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Medici

      Better the friend you know, huh? What are you talking about, anyway?

      November 7, 2011 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Medici

      And is she single? lol

      November 7, 2011 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  13. RUFFNUTT ( Somalian pirate & fisherman & kcmo resident )

    they probally lived from the crash, sucked in some water and died from the nasty river water that is all polluted...

    November 7, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |