Alex Goldmark is a senior producer in the newsroom for New Tech City and Transportation Nation.
The Federal Aviation Administration has begun gathering information into a helicopter that was forced to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River on Sunday.
A spokesperson for the The National Transportation Safety Board said the FAA was making preliminary inquiries about the helicopter and the engine. Representatives from Rolls Royce, the engine manufacturer, will examine the engines Monday along with investigators from the NTSB and/or FAA.
Initial reports of the incident cited potential engine failure as a possible cause.
The charter helicopter landed in the river before noon on Sunday close to the 79th Street boat basin. The pilot deployed pontoons to keep the craft afloat and all passengers were safely rescued by nearby boats and jet skis.
The FAA said the helicopter, a Bell 206, is registered to New York Helicopter. According to the company's website, sightseeing tours cost $139 and up for a 15-minute ride.
There have been two deadly helicopter crashes around New York City since 2009 killing 12 people in all, including one incident where a tour helicopter collided with a small plane over the Hudson.