A helicopter has crashed into the Hudson River in New York City, the New York City Fire Department confirmed Wednesday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the FDNY confirmed the crash and said the pilot, the only person on board, was safely removed from the water with no injuries.
New York Waterway, a company that operates ferries between Manhattan and New Jersey, said that one of its boats had rescued the pilot of the helicopter.
The company also assisted with rescue efforts when a US Airways plane famously landed in the Hudson River in 2009.

Local news channels showed a large police and fire response to the crash, as onlookers flooded into a riverside park to get a better look at the incident.

The West Side Highway was partially closed to southbound traffic following the crash as first responders towed the aircraft to the shore. In March 2018, a private helicopter crashed into the East River in New York, killing five people on board.

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