Pilot killed in helicopter crash on Manhattan skyscraper

Pilot killed in helicopter crash on Manhattan skyscraper

A policeman gestures near fire trucks after a helicopter crash-landed on top of a building in midtown Manhattan in NY on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Smoke is seen rising from a building after a helicopter crash in New York City, June 10, 2019.

The New York City Police Department said in a tweet that the incident was a "helicopter hard landing" and a fire that broke out has been extinguished.

The deceased victim, identified as pilot Tim McCormack, crashed the Agusta A109E helicopter he was flying on top of the 787 Seventh Ave. building, located north of Times Square.

The helicopter fell onto the roof of a high-rise office building in Manhattan at around 1:40 p.m. on Monday.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the 54-storey office building on Seventh Avenue shook from the impact.

"One person died in this helicopter crash, that person is presumed to be the pilot".

A pilot is pointless after a helicopter crashed on to the roof of a constructing in Manhattan, the Unique York Fireplace Department confirmed to the Related Press. 7th Avenue is closed to traffic and the NYPD advised people to avoid the area.

The first firefighters were on the scene within five minutes, Thomas Richardson, FDNY chief of fire operations told reporters. The pilot was the only person aboard, and FAA air traffic controllers did not handle the flight, according to the agency.

Five people died when a sightseeing helicopter crashed into the East River previous year.

He added that he used to be no longer certain whether or no longer flights must were grounded on the recent time, given the weather.

Secretary to the Governor, Melissa DeRosa, mentioned on Twitter that Cuomo and Trump spoke concerning the crash. McCormack was certified to fly helicopters and single-engine airplanes in 2004, the AP said.

The building was evacuated after the crash.

Many people had initially suspected a terror-attack however, the New York City Major Bill de Blasio has told the media that there was no act of terror. Le Bernardin, one of New York City's most celebrated restaurants, is also in the building. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating the crash, which happened in restricted airspace two blocks from Trump Tower.

McCormack, who had qualified as a Rotorcraft flight instructor previous year, had been certified, in 2004, to fly helicopters and single-engine airplanes, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) records.

The mangled roof at the scene of the helicopter crash in Manhattan.

"It was mayhem. We didn't know what was going on", she said.

The trail of damage left by the helicopter as it crashed.

In August 2009, nine people were killed after a helicopter and a small, private plane crashed into each other over the Hudson River.

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