Updated 03/01/2013 04:42 PM
NTSB: Weight, Pilot Maneuver Caused Deadly East River Chopper Crash
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Federal investigators say the helicopter that crashed in the East River two years ago was overloaded.
Three tourists died when the chopper plunged into the water shortly after takeoff in October 2011.
The National Transportation Safety Board issued its final report on the cause of the crash on Friday.
Investigators say the chopper was at least 28 pounds overweight.
They say weight, wind and an ineffective pilot maneuver caused the chopper to spin out of control.
The pilot from New Jersey survived.