Officers recovering after NYPD helicopter made emergency landing

BROOKLYN - Some officers are recovering this morning after an NYPD helicopter made an emergency landing in Jamaica Bay yesterday.

The officers suffered minor bruises and neck pain but are expected to fully recover.

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.

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.

NYPD chopper makes emergency landing in water

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