The Latest: All 5 passengers killed in NYC helicopter crash

In this image made from video provided by WNYW, New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill speaks during a press conference a deadly helicopter crash in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing at least a few people aboard and leaving some others in critical condition, officials said. New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro stands at center left. (WNYW via AP)
First responders carry a person to an ambulance after a helicopter crashed into the East River along New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Sunday the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7 p.m. Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and is "reportedly inverted in the water." (AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz)
In this image made from video provided by WNYW, New York City Fire Department Commissioner Daniel Nigro speaks during a press conference a deadly helicopter crash in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing at least a few people aboard and leaving some others in critical condition, officials said. New York City Police Commissioner James O'Neill stands at center left. (WNYW via AP)
This image made from video provided by the New York City Police Department shows the scene of a helicopter crash in the East River in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman said Sunday the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7 p.m. Sunday in the waterway just north of Roosevelt Island and is "reportedly inverted in the water." (New York City Police Department via AP)
Yellow buoys that a New York police officer said are suspending a helicopter that crashed on the East River float next to a NYPD police boat at a pier in New York on Sunday, March 11, 2018. The helicopter crashed into New York City's East River Sunday night and flipped upside down in the water, killing at least a few people aboard and leaving some others in critical condition, officials said. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

NEW YORK — The Latest on a helicopter crash in New York City (all times local):

1:44 a.m.

All five passengers have been killed in a helicopter crash into New York City's East River.

A spokesman for the New York City Police Department confirmed the deaths to The Associated Press early Monday morning.

Police say a sixth person, the pilot, freed himself and was rescued by a passing tugboat on Sunday night.

The helicopter was being chartered for a photo shoot when it went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence.

Police and fire department divers pulled the five passengers from the helicopter.

Video posted on Twitter shows a red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors beat the water.

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9:50 p.m.

A helicopter has crashed into New York City's East River, killing two passengers and critically injuring three others.

Police say a sixth person, the pilot, freed himself and was rescued by a passing tugboat on Sunday night.

The helicopter was being chartered for a photo shoot when it went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence.

Police and fire department divers pulled the five passengers from the helicopter.

Video posted on Twitter shows a red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors beat the water.

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9 p.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard says there were six people on board the helicopter that crashed into New York's East River, killing at least two people.

Coast Guard officials say they received word of the crash shortly after 7 p.m. Sunday and launched three response boats to the scene.

Officials say one person was rescued by a tugboat and five people were recovered by police and fire department divers. Their conditions were unknown.

A spokesman for the mayor's office has confirmed two fatalities.

Video posted on Twitter shows a red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors beat the water.

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8:52 p.m.

A helicopter has crashed into New York City's East River, killing at least two people.

A spokesman for the mayor's office, Eric Phillips, confirmed the fatalities on Twitter Sunday night. He says at least one person has been rescued.

The helicopter, a model used by tourist companies, went down near Gracie Mansion, the mayoral residence. A small armada of rescue boats searched for survivors.

Video posted on Twitter shows a red helicopter land hard in the water and then flip on its side as its rotors beat the water.

News stations showed video of rescue boats at the spot where the helicopter crashed.

A Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman says the Eurocopter AS350 went down just after 7 p.m.

It was not immediately known how many people were aboard the aircraft.

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