East River Helicopter Crash

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Company Involved In East River Helicopter Crash Still Operating Same Flights

October 21, 2018 - 5:13 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- The helicopter company behind a deadly East River crash has continued its doors-off flights, despite a ban in New York City.

FlyNYON was found to be operating 16-minute flights from New Jersey for $151, and advertises discounts to tourists often, despite a citywide ban.

“NYON is really showing complete, complete gall but advertising and looking for discounts in October – when I guess fewer people do these flights – and not waiting for the federal investigation,” Sen. Chuck Schumer said.

The Democrat said FlyNYON should halt its tours until the National Transportation Safety Board finishes investigating the deadly crash.

The company has managed to get away with their continued flights due to the fact that the helicopters take off in New Jersey.

FlyNYON could not be reached for a comment.