NTSB probes helicopter crash

A pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed his five passengers told authorities he believed a passenger's bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down, a federal official told The Associated Press on Monday. The pilot, identified by Fox 5 News as Richard Vance, 33, was able to free himself and get out of the sinking craft but the four men and one woman did not survive. They were strapped into their seats and city divers had to cut them from their restraints after the helicopter went underwater. Two victims died at the scene. Three others were taken to the hospital where they later died.

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