Pilot is rescued

Five people have died after a helicopter crashed into New York City’s East river on Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water.

Officials said one person, the pilot, freed himself and was rescued by a tugboat.

The helicopter was chartered by a private company for a photo-shoot.

Video taken by a bystander and posted on Twitter shows the red helicopter land in the river and then capsize.

Two passengers died at the scene and three were transported to hospitals in critical condition. Those three were all pronounced dead in the hospital, according to fire officials this Morning.

(180312) -- NEW YORK, March 12, 2018 (Xinhua) -- A helicopter crash victim is transferred by Fire Department officers at 34th Street Ferry Terminal in Manhattan of New York City,…