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Helicopter lands in NYC's Hudson River; all safe

Published: Sunday, June 30, 2013 1:07 p.m. CST • Updated: Sunday, June 30, 2013 1:15 p.m. CST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities say a helicopter carrying four Swedish tourists has landed in the Hudson River off Manhattan, but everyone has been rescued.

The incident happened shortly before noon Sunday in the section of the river near 79th Street. The pilot and four passengers were taken to shore.

Deputy Fire Chief Thomas McKavanaugh says the passengers were two adults and two children from Sweden.

He says the craft took off from the Wall Street area and lost power after 12 minutes in the air.

The pilot used the craft's pontoons and the helicopter remained floating.

In 2009, a US Airways flight landed safely on the Hudson after striking geese. All 155 people aboard survived.

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