The previous owner of Newtown’s Madame Fling Flong and Soni’s restaurant has reportedly been killed in a helicopter crash while on holiday in New York.
Sonia Marra Nicholson (pictured) was celebrating her 40th birthday with her partner Helen Tamaki, her mother Harriet Nicholson and her stepfather Paul Nicholson in the helicopter, which crashed into New York City’s East River, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.
Nicholson was listed is killed at the scene, and two other passengers are reportedly in a serious condition.
NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg says the pilot apparently reported problems in the chopper and said he was turning around.
A news report about the crash is shown below.