New York lawmakers seek to ban all non-essential helicopters over NYC

A trio of New York City lawmakers aim to ban all tourist and ride-sharing helicopters flying in Big Apple airspace in the aftermath of deadly crashes.

Democratic Reps. Jerrold Nadler, Carolyn Maloney and Nydia Velazquez will unveil their legislation to restrict commercial helicopter rides on the steps of City Hall on Saturday morning.

“The Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019 would drastically reduce helicopter traffic, improve safety, and cut down on noise by prohibiting non-essential helicopters from flying within New York City airspace,” the lawmakers said in a joint statement.

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