An aircraft used by Blade, the ‘Uber for helicopters,’ crashed in the Hudson River

A helicopter regularly contracted by Blade, an on-demand short-distance flight service, crashed into the Hudson River in New York City this afternoon. The aircraft’s pilot was the only person onboard and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the New York Fire Department reports.
“Earlier today, a helicopter made a safe emergency landing on floats in the Hudson River near the heliport,” a Blade representative confirmed to The Verge. “The pilot was not injured and immediately exited the aircraft.” The aircraft landed in the Hudson River near West 30th Street after it missed the landing pad, according to local police. Blade also noted that the helicopter was not servicing a Blade flight, and was being repositioned by the contractor, Zip…

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