Dallas firefighter killed in NY helicopter crash has family in Colorado

Texas Firefighter, Tourists, And Journalist Among Dead In Manhattan Helicopter Crash

Brian McDaniel, 26, was one of five people who died in a helicopter crash in New York's East River on Sunday night.

Brian McDaniel, a two-year veteran of DFR who was assigned to Station 36, was in NY, visiting close high school friend Trevor Cadigan over the weekend, when the two boarded a Eurocopter AS350 hired for a private photo shoot Sunday evening.

Officials say McDaniel, 26, spent nearly two years with DFRD and was assigned to Fire Station 36.

Following McDaniel's death, Dallas Fire and Rescue said: "Officer McDaniel was single, and had no children, but was immediately survived by his father, of Dallas; and his mother and older brother, of Denver, CO".

"Hearts are heavy with grief as we not only try to come to grips with his loss departmentally; but to also be there in every way that we can for his family", said Jason Evans, Dallas Fire-Rescue.

Evans said McDaniel will be missed. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the incident and is slated to provide an update on the crash late Monday afternoon.

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

McDaniel was visiting his friend in the city for some sightseeing.

Also killed in the crash was Cadigan, a former WFAA intern and the son of longtime WFAA Production Manager Jerry Cadigan.

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Whitely said after graduating high school, Cadigan moved to China for six months to become fluent in the language.

At Bishop Lynch, Cadigan took broadcast classes and hosted his own weekly segment for the student news program called "Typical Teen".

He had been working as a video journalist for Business Insider in NY since October.

"The entire WFAA family is heartbroken by the sudden and tragic loss of Trevor Cadigan". "By the time we got out here, we couldn't see it".

Rescue divers had trouble removing the five passengers from the submerged helicopter because they were so tightly strapped into their seats, Nigro said.

The charter helicopter was hired for a photo shoot.

The cause of the crash is still unclear.

The company referred inquiries to authorities, saying it was focused on the victims' families and the investigation.

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