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NJ congressman looks to curb helicopter tours

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HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A congressman is looking to ban helicopter tours on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.
 
Rep. Albio Sires says the low-flying aircraft create constant noise and safety issues for residents. The New Jersey Democrat has requested a meeting with the Federal Aviation Administration.
 
No one was injured when a sightseeing helicopter lost power and made an emergency landing on the river near 79th Street by the New York City Marina on June 30.

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