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Her Tragic On-Air Death Shook An Entire City To Its Core

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LifeLeak.com / SFGate

Anyone living in New York City and listening to the morning radio traffic report on WNBC 660 AM heard something that chilled them to the bone.

It was a moment that many would never forget  - the final few seconds of a well-loved radio personality's life as the pilot of her helicopter tried desperately to land their failing aircraft.

To many listening, it seemed like an average traffic report until a loud bang interrupts the broadcast, followed by traffic reporter Jane Dornacker's panicked screams of "hit the water, hit the water, hit the water!" and then silence.

Only months before, Jane had escaped death in another helicopter crash. She was terrified to fly again, but she knew that she had no choice...

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