It wasn't exactly a "Sully" moment, but it turned out OK, just the same, when a sight-seeing helicopter made a safe emergency landing Friday afternoon in Edgewater.
The HeliNY pilot "found a safe spot to land" after an emergency light went on during the area's high winds shortly before 2 p.m., police said.
He brought the 13-year-old Rotorcraft down softly behind the Mitsuwa Marketplace on River Road, one responder said, adding: "Now we just have to figure how to get it out of there."
The chopper touched down on a clear, flat spot of land on one of the largest vacant pieces of property a stone's throw from the Hudson River.
Formerly owned by the Hess Corporation, the area has been targeted for redevelopment and is surrounded by a barbed-wire fence.
HeliNY is a sightseeing, charter, and aircraft management firm with a location at the Downtown Manhattan Heliport at Pier 6 off Wall Street and its headquarters at the Linden Municipal Airport in New Jersey.
Along with emergency responders, the incident drew a gaggle of TV news trucks.
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