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Helicopter Crashes In New York History (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 09/10/09 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 02:50 PM ET

This past weekend's crash between a sightseeing helicopter and a small airplane is a terrible reminder of just how highly trafficked New York's airspace is, and how amazing it is that this does not happen more often.

Unfortunately, it also calls to mind the multiple helicopter accidents that have taken place around the city in recent years. Here's a brief rundown:


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April 15, 1997: A Colgate-Palmolive executive was killed and three others injured when this corporate helicopter crashed into the East River.
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Filed by David Weiner  |