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Dallas firefighter Brian McDaniel and former Business Insider journalist, Trevor Cadigan, were among five people killed when a helicopter crash in Manhattan’s East River on Sunday night.
McDaniel was a firefighter at Station 36. Cadigan was a video journalist who graduated from Bishop Lynch and SMU and worked in New York. Cadigan’s interened and his father currently works for WFAA-TV.
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Cadigan, 26, worked for Business Insider in New York after attending SMU and majoring in journalism.
A pilot, Richard Vance, who survived when his helicopter went down in New York City’s East River, killing five passengers, said in an emergency radio transmission that the aircraft’s engine had failed.
The pilot freed himself and was rescued by a tugboat, but emergency divers had to remove the passengers on the charter helicopter being used for a photo shoot from tight safety harnesses while they were upside down, Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said.
The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched investigators on Monday.
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