Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon
Vince McMahon (left), the chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment, holds a plaque as he poses with his son Shane McMahon after the former's Hollywood Walk of Fame star was unveiled in Hollywood, California, March 14, 2008. Reuters/Fred Prouser

Shane McMahon — the only son of World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon — escaped unhurt after a helicopter carrying him crash-landed in the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island's Gilgo Beach on Wednesday morning, according to Suffolk County officials. The cause of the incident is not known yet.

Mario Regtien, the pilot of the Robinson R-44 chopper, made an emergency landing following a malfunction shortly after it took off from Westchester County Airport in New York, according to reports. At a press briefing, McMahon said he chartered the helicopter for a family visit. Both — the pilot and McMahon — escaped unhurt in the incident. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has launched an investigation into the crash.

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The pilot had reportedly made a mayday call before the crash landing. A commercial flight en route to John F. Kennedy International Airport heard the call and passed it on to FAA officials at a radar facility, according to Rolling Stone.

Regtien said he heard some noise and became aware the chopper was malfunctioned. Following this, he decided to make a soft emergency landing, NBC New York reported. The four-seater chopper is reportedly designed to land in the water and during the landing, the pilot had deployed pontoon boats.

"We landed softly and checked everything was OK. Everything was fine," Regtien said, according to NBC New York. "And we waited for the Coast Guard at that point."

Two life guards on a kayak, New York Police Department Aviation Unit and Scuba units rescued McMahon and Regtien, Rolling Stone reported. The chopper is reportedly registered to Awesome Flight LLC of White Plains, New York.

"Mario was super calm, which made me super calm, and we landed perfectly," McMahon said adding, "Everything happened so quickly, I didn't have much time to react."

McMahon, however, admitted the incident was “unsettling.”

"It's very unsettling when all of a sudden you have something happening," the 47-year-old said. "You hear a bang and then you start saying we're going to do an emergency landing in the water,' so it's very unnerving."

He also took to Twitter to thank the pilot and Suffolk County authorities.

“I'd like to thank the man upstairs for looking out this morning & thanks to pilot Mario, Suffolk Co. Marine Bureau & Fire Island Coast Guard,” McMahon said in a tweet.

“Everyone is safe and sound,” McMahon told “I look forward to seeing everyone at WWE Battleground in Philadelphia this Sunday.”

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McMahon, a part-time professional wrestler, resigned from WWE in 2009. His mother Linda McMahon leads the Small Business Administration in President Donald Trump’s administration.

Following the chopper crash, Twitter users created several memes and posted jokes on how McMahon escaped unhurt in the incident.

“Shane McMahon literally can jump from one side of the ring to the next. That's all I needed to see 2 know he's immortal,” wrote one Twitter user.