Paul Smith

 

 

 

Age: 60

 

Summary: veteran news helicopter pilot for WABC-TV's Channel 7 who was the base manager and director of safety for the St. Louis-based commercial helicopter service company Helicopters, Inc., which is in charge of operations for all five of the major television station choppers known for covering dramatic footage on countless flights over collisions, blackouts and fires that brought viewers close to countless horrific events, including ABC's "International Shot" Chopper during the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Staten Island ferry crash and the recent steam pipe explosion in Manhattan.

 

 

Cause of Death: Struck and killed by a taxicab

 

Born: July 27, 1947

 

Died: October 7, 2007

 

Location: New York City, New York