Helicopter crashed in New York with 5 dead

A helicopter crashed on Sunday night in East River, New York, resulting in at least five people losing their lives.

The police confirmed the helicopter crash in the river.

Only the pilot survived and was transferred to a critical situation in hospital, according to the same TV network, which cited sources close to the police.

No detail is known about the people on the helicopter.

Television networks broadcast shots of the Eurocopter AS350 red helicopter, owned by the Liberty tourist company, overturned in the water.

The crash occurred near the Superstay, not far from Central Park in Manhattan.