Third Death in East River Helicopter Crash
Monday, November 07, 2011
A third person died this weekend after a helicopter plunged into the East River last month following takeoff.
Harriet Nicholson died early Sunday at Bellevue Hospital from "respiratory complications of near-drowning," according to the medical examiner's office.
Nicholson's 40-year-old daughter was also killed in the October 4 crash. The daughter's partner died of her injuries about a week after the crash.
Nicholson's husband and the pilot are the only survivors.
The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash.