(Monday, May 16, 1977, 5:33 p.m. EDT) — A New York Airways Sikorsky S-61L (N619PA) helicopter idling on the heliport atop the Pan Am Building in midtown Manhattan, just after arriving from John F Kennedy Airport, keeled over on a broken landing gear this afternoon, killing four passengers waiting to board, including movie director Michael Findlay.
Parts of a broken blade fell into the streets below, killing one pedestrian.
The accident precipitated the permanent closure of the heliport.
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(Friday, May 16, 1997) — Former Beatle George Harrison and Indian musician Ravi Shankar continued their promotional tour for Chants of India, a new album by Shankar and produced by Harrison, today at the Plaza Hotel in New York with a second of two days of interviews with various media outlets.