Helicopter Goes Down in the Water Near Long Island, New York

July 19, 2017 Updated: July 19, 2017

A helicopter was forced to make an emergency landing about a half-mile off the beach in Long Island, New York, according to local reports.

It went down in the Atlantic Ocean near Gilgo Beach in Babylon, New York.

Gilgo Beach, NY (Google Maps)
Gilgo Beach, NY (Google Maps)

Two people were on board the Robinson R44II-type helicopter, registered to a firm in White Plains.

CBS New York reported that the chopper went down at around 10:20 a.m. local time.


Officials told the New York Daily News that the incident was a  “controlled landing,” but what caused the landing wasn’t clear.

It’s unclear if there were any injuries.