BABYLON, N.Y. — A helicopter with two people inside made a water landing off the shore of Long Island Wednesday morning, authorities said.
The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed the chopper, a Robinson R44 model, crashed at about 10:25 p.m. off Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County.
The pilot of the helicopter issued an emergency call prior to going into the water, according to the FAA. A commercial flight heading to JFK heard the call and relayed to the controllers at the FAA radar facility in Westbury, N.Y.
AIR 11 showed rescue crews on the scene, where the helicopter was seen floating in the water.
Emergency responders pulled from the water two people who were on board. They did not appear to be injured, rescuers said.
One of the individuals on the helicopter was WWE’s Shane McMahon, who confirmed his involvement in a grateful message from his verified Twitter account.
“I’d like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk County Marine Bureau & Babylon Coast Guard,” he wrote.
The FAA will investigate what led to the crash.