No engine failure found in East River chopper crash

(AP) - Investigators have found no evidence of enginefailure at the time a helicopter crashed in the East River,killing a passenger celebrating her birthday and injuring threeothers. An official with the National Transportation Safety Board saysan examination of the wreckage found no sign of a rupture in theLinden, N.J.-based helicopter's engine case or metal particlesinside that could have indicated damage. But NTSB member Mark Rosekind says the agency isn't rulinganything out yet. He says the agency interviewed the helicopter'spilot for a second time for several hours Thursday. The British woman who died was visiting the city with her familyto celebrate her 40th birthday. She was pulled from the water 90minutes after the helicopter crashed Tuesday afternoon near theUnited Nations headquarters.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."