A woman who died in a helicopter crash in New York today is believed to have originally been from the Padbury area.
It is believed the privately owned Bell 206 aircraft spun out of control after take-off and fell into the East River near 34th Street in midtown Manhattan.
A 40-year-old woman died at the scene and was recovered by rescue workers.
Aboard the helicopter were a pilot and four passengers - a husband and wife, both British citizens, the wife’s daughter, who is also British and died at the scene, and the daughter’s Australian friend.
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