October 14, 1963 in New York history

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57 years ago on October 14th, 1963

A New York Airways helicopter crashes just after takeoff from Idlewild (JFK) Airport, killing all six people aboard

This was the first of three fatal crashes for New York Airways, a regional passenger helicopter company headquartered at LaGuardia that served the city and a few nearby airports. The most high profile of the three New York Airways disasters was a 1977 crash high atop the Pan Am building in Midtown Manhattan, which led to the removal of helipads from Manhattan buildings. After a third fatal crash in Newark Airport, the airline ceased operation and declared bankruptcy a month later.


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Record High: 84°F in 1920
Record Low: 37°F in 1988


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