Second person dies following New York copter crash
Rescuers pull people out of the East River after a helicopter crashed into the New York waterway on October 4.
October 12th, 2011
07:18 PM ET

Second person dies following New York copter crash

A second passenger in a helicopter that crashed last week in New York City's East River has died, a hospital official said.

Helen Tamaki died Tuesday and had been in critical condition since the crash happened, Bellevue Hospital Duty Officer Frances Arscott told CNN.

The October 4 crash also killed Sonia Marra, a British citizen living in Sydney, Australia. Tamaki's death lowers the number of injured survivors to three.

A 15-member team from the National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, which left three other people injured.

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  1. brown

    Very sad.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Samuel R. Preston, III

    Sucks.

    October 12, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Sherlock

    "{the death] lowers the number of injured survivors to three" – what a stupid statement.

    October 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • FrigginDave

      Correct are you. Intelligence that statement little had.

      October 12, 2011 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Itsmyfault

      Was this meant to be a good news bad news story. Good news ... only 3 remained injured. Bad news... one person died.

      October 12, 2011 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Yeah

    "Tamaki's death lowers the number of injured survivors to three...which left three other people injured."

    I think they forgot to mention that there are now three survivors. Gogo redundancy

    October 12, 2011 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |