HELICOPTER CRASHES INTO NEW YORK’S HUDSON RIVER (VIDEO)

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A helicopter crashed into New York’s Hudson River on Wednesday afternoon. The pilot was rescued from the water by a NY Waterway ferry crew. It was reported that the pilot suffered no injuries in the crash. CBS News New York (@cbsNY) reported, one person on the helipad suffered injuries. It’s unclear if the injuries suffered were from flying debris or something other. The pilot, 35-year old, Eric Morales said he was coming in to land when he felt something wrong. Morales said he tried to pull up, but that failed. He then did his best not to hit the helipad or the highway beyond the pad where people were standing. Witnesses say the chopper was coming into the West 30th Street helipad and fell short about 50 feet.

 

Video Courtesy: CBS News

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NASA TO SEND HELICOPTER TO MARS TO SEE HOW IT PERFORMS ON THE RED PLANET (VIDEO)

NASA is set to send a helicopter to mars with its 2020 Rover. If successful, the helicopter will be able to cover more ground and send back more pictures than anything roaming around on the ground. The question is, how will a helicopter work in the thin Mars atmosphere? I guess there’s only one way to find out.

 

 

 

According to BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld), the design team spent more than four years shrinking a working helicopter down to the size of a softball and cut the weight of the craft down to 4lbs. The chopper was specifically designed to fly in Mars’ atmosphere, which is 100 times thinner than that of the Earth’s. Interesting. Check out a demonstration of how the mini-helicopter will work on Mars below:

 

 

 

Video Courtesy: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory