NEW YORK - It could soon be harder to take a helicopter flight around the city if some local lawmakers get their way.

Representatives Carolyn Maloney, Jerry Nadler, and Nydia Velazquez are expected to introduce the “Improving Helicopter Safety Act of 2019” this weekend.

They say their bill would reduce helicopter traffic, improve safety, and cut down on noise by banning what they call "non-essential" chopper flights in the five boroughs.

The legislation comes a year and a half after five people died when a tour helicopter crashed into the East River.

And it comes four months after a private helicopter crashed on the roof of a Midtown building, killing the pilot.

Nadler’s office says there have been at least 30 helicopter crashes in the city since 1982.