Chopper raised out of NYC river after deadly crash

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Recovery workers on a boat have raised a helicopter's wreckage from New York City's East River following a deadly crash.

The chopper appeared outwardly intact as it was raised from the water and swung toward the vessel Tuesday evening. A crane gently lowered the helicopter onto the recovery boat.

Five people were on the chopper when it crashed shortly after taking off from a heliport on the riverbank not far from the United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. One passenger died.