Dallas firefighter killed in helicopter crash returns home
The body of Brian McDaniel was greeted with a water cannon salute from firefighters at the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
By FireRescue1 Staff
DALLAS — A firefighter who was killed in a New York City helicopter crash while on vacation returned home.
D/FW Airport firefighters then joined in to pay their respects as the American flag-draped casket was transferred to a hearse.
The hearse was led in a procession by a fire engine and ladder truck to a funeral home.
McDaniel was visiting his longtime friend Trevor Cadigan in New York City, who also died when the tourist helicopter they were in crashed into the East River.
McDaniel’s family is suing Liberty Helicopters and claims the passenger harness systems are a “death trap” in water crash incidents.
@DallasFireRes_q is happy to have our #Brother at #home where he belongs... Thank you to @FDNY @NYPD @united @DFWAirport and everyone in @DallasFireRes_q & the @CityOfDallas for making sure it was done with such dignity! You are heroes to the #BrianMcDaniel Family and us all.... pic.twitter.com/vM4VlcHClO— DALLAS FIRE-RESCUE (@DallasFireRes_q) March 13, 2018