Chopper equipment a focus of NYC chopper-crash probe

As investigators continue to hunt for clues into what brought a helicopter down into a New York City river yesterday, some officials are calling for changes to chopper regulations.A sightseeing helicopter plunged into the East River, killing one passenger and seriously injuring three others.

Investigators are hoping that navigation equipment and engine monitors pulled from the river will provide a more detailed look at the moments before the crash. They say they're also checking into whether strong winds played a factor. Meanwhile, some city and state officials are calling for a ban on all non-essential helicopter flights around the city. Some lawmakers say pilots should have to prove that they're on business or government business before landing.

AP wire services contributed to this report.

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