Dead woman identified as Sonia Marra
Sonia Marra, pictured in Madame Fling Flongs bar in Newtown, Sydney, which she once owned, was killed after the helicopter she had hired to celebrate her 40th birthday crashed into the East River in New York
The helicopter was registered N63Q, and was reportedly owned by Mr Dudley, 56, who is also the director of Linden Airport in New Jersey.
It was built in 1976 and formerly operated as a 'news chopper.'
Mr Dudley, a married father-of-three and an experienced pilot who has flown helicopters for more than 20 years, remained at the scene while the other passengers were rescued.
Mr Dudley, who has been quoted on helicopter security in the past, had to land a Cessna 172 in a park in Brooklyn, New York, five years ago.