UPDATE: Firefighter, journalist, Argentine among helicopter crash victims

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NEW YORK (AP) — 1:15 p.m.

A video journalist who had worked at a business news site was among the five passengers killed when a helicopter went down in New York City's East River.

Business Insider says Trevor Cadigan was "smart, talented, and ambitious" and "made a big contribution" during an internship there. It ended a few weeks ago.

His profile on the site says he was originally from Dallas. So was one of the other passengers, Dallas Fire-Rescue Officer Brian McDaniel.

An Argentine woman, Carla Vallejos Blanco, was also one of the victims.

Helicopter owner Liberty Helicopters is referring all inquiries to investigators.

The cause of the crash Sunday hasn't been determined. The pilot was heard on an emergency radio transmission saying there was an engine failure.

The pilot was able to free himself and was rescued by a tugboat. All five passengers died.

12:15 p.m.

A Dallas firefighter and an Argentine woman were among the five passengers killed when a helicopter went down in New York City's East River.

Argentina's New York consulate said Monday that Carla Vallejos Blanco was one of the victims in the crash Sunday night.

The Dallas Fire-Rescue Department confirmed that Fire-Rescue Officer Brian McDaniel also died. The 26-year-old firefighter had been with the department since May 2016.

New York officials said the charter helicopter was hired for a photo shoot. Owner Liberty Helicopters is referring all inquiries to investigators.

The pilot was heard on an emergency radio transmission saying there was an engine failure.

The pilot was able to free himself and was rescued by a tugboat.

11:30 a.m.

The company that owns a helicopter that went down in New York City's East River, killing five passengers, says in a statement that it's focused on supporting the victims' families and cooperating with federal investigators.

Liberty Helicopters is referring inquiries about the crash Sunday night to investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched a team on Monday.

The pilot was heard on an emergency radio transmission saying there was an engine failure.

The pilot freed himself and was rescued by a tugboat. Emergency divers had to remove the passengers from tight harnesses while they were upside down.

The charter helicopter was hired for a photo shoot. Liberty Helicopters offers both private charters and sightseeing tours popular with tourists.

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10 a.m.

A pilot whose helicopter went down in Manhattan's East River, killing five passengers, says in an emergency radio transmission that he had engine failure.

The pilot is heard saying "Mayday, mayday, mayday" during the crash on Sunday night.

The person at the other end of the transmission had trouble making out what the pilot was saying.

The pilot reported "an engine failure over the East River" and referenced a hotel.

The National Transportation Safety Board dispatched investigators on Monday.

The charter helicopter was hired for a photo shoot.

The pilot freed himself and was rescued by a tugboat. Emergency divers had to remove the passengers from tight harnesses while they were upside down.