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Incredible footage: Helicopter crashes into Hudson River

A helicopter has crashed into the Hudson River near a busy heliport in New York City.

It partially sank near Manhattan, but not before the pilot could escape.

He employed flotation devices and emerged without major injuries.

There were no other passengers aboard.

The footage shows debris flying into the air after the aircraft splashes into the water.

The only other injury was suffered by a dock worker who slipped and fell while trying to run away from the debris.

The chopper was on its way to pick up passengers after refuelling.

US Correspondent Harley Carnes also happens to be a helicopter pilot instructor.

He tells Alan Jones he’s flown this exact type of aircraft and walks him through how the crash could have happened.

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