NYPD chopper makes emergency landing in water

NEW YORK - An NYPD helicopter carrying six officers made an emergency water landing Wednesday afternoon.

Police say the helicopter, which was returning to a nearby police department airfield, made a 60-foot freefall and landed upright in Jamaica Bay at around 3:45 p.m.

The impact shattered the windshield glass and caused the flotation device to deploy. The officers suffered bruises and neck injuries, but are all expected to be OK.

Officials say the helicopter had less than 400 hours in the air and the pilot reported a loud noise before the $14 million aircraft fell. They also say that it could take months to investigate the accident.

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