WWE's Shane McMahon survives helicopter crash

Key Points
  • McMahon was not injured after the helicopter he was on crash landed off a beach in New York on Wednesday.
  • He expressed his thanks following the emergency.
Shane McMahon
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WWE's Shane McMahon was rescued off the shore New York's Gilgo Beach on Wednesday after a crash landing.

McMahon, the son of WWE owner Vince McMahon, and the pilot were the only two on the R-44 helicopter when it landed on pontoon skids before 10:30 a.m. ET, ABC 7 New York reported. Neither were injured.

"Well, it's very unsettling when all of the sudden you have something happen," McMahon said at a press conference. "You hear a bang and then you start to say, 'we're going to do an emergency landing in the water.' Yes, it was very unnerving."

McMahon tweeted his thanks following the rescue:

I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk County Marine Bureau & Babylon Coast Guard.