September 2, 2014
NEW YORK (AP) - Five Italian tourists killed in an air collision over the Hudson River are being flown home to Italy.
The victims were taken in five hearses to Kennedy Airport in New York City on Wednesday for a flight to Bologna (buh-LOHN'-yuh), Italy.
Earlier, relatives and friends of the victims attended a private prayer service at Campbell's Funeral Home in Manhattan.
The five tourists were from northern Italy, near Bologna. They included a father and his teenage son, and another family of three - a husband and wife and their teenage son.
Nine people died in the collision between a helicopter and a small plane Saturday.
Divers removed about 20 small pieces of helicopter wreckage over
the weekend. They returned to the crash site Wednesday to search
for more debris.