Helicopter goes down into Hudson River near Lincoln Tunnel

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A helicopter went into the water of the Hudson River around 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, near 30th Street and the Lincoln Tunnel.

The pilot was the only person on the helicopter when it went down.

Witnesses say the chopper was coming into the West 30th Street helipad and fell short of the landing area.

The southbound lane of FDR Drive was closed as authorities investigated the crash.

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