The son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon has been rescued unhurt from a helicopter that made an emergency landing in the ocean waters off New York.
Shane McMahon was the passenger in the Robinson R 44 helicopter that came down in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island's Gilgo Beach late Wednesday morning. The red aircraft could be seen bobbing on its bright yellow pontoons as small boats circled.
Shane McMahon is also a WWE executive. His mother is Linda McMahon, who heads the Small Business Administration in President Donald Trump's White House.
Shane McMahon said he hear heard a loud bang and the pilot said he needed to land.
"It's very unsettling when all of a sudden you have something happen, you hear a bang and say you have to do an emergency landing in the water. But Mario was super calm which made me super calm and we landed perfectly," Shane McMahon said.
I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk Co. Marine Bureau & Fire Island Coast Guard— Shane McMahon (@shanemcmahon) July 19, 2017
The Federal Aviation Administration says the helicopter had taken off from Westchester County Airport in White Plains. The pilot issued a mayday call before going into the water.
"It was a controlled flight down, called an auto rotation and it went as good as it could got. We were cruising at 1400 feet when it happened," pilot Mario Regtien said.
It's not yet clear what went wrong.
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