One dead in helicopter crash on NY skyscraper

Elias Hubbard
Июня 13, 2019

One particular person is tiring after a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a skyscraper in midtown The wide apple round 2 p.m. ET, in step with the Recent York Fireplace Division.

The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that the aircraft was an Agusta A109E, a twin-engine, lightweight helicopter.

Images from the scene of today's helicopter crash at 787 7th Ave.in Manhattan. The Clinton Volunteer Fire Department posted their memories on Facebook Monday night.

Media reports said the helicopter was on an "erratic" flight path over New York City - one of the world's most highly restricted airspaces - before it went down.

Hundreds of people who worked in the building had to evacuate.

787 7th ave, #midtown NYC. We're 1 block south. 20 mins ago there was a loud sound like a too-low #helicopter & I looked...

The helicopter went down about 11 minutes after taking off from a heliport along the East River, a little more than a mile (1.6 kilometres) away.

It was unclear why the aircraft was flying in cloudy and rainy weather that caused delays at the region's major airports.

However, CBS New York affiliate CBS2 reported the pilot did make a call on his radio claiming he was in trouble.

"There was a moment in which we all couldn't get out of the building because we're all just backlogged in there", Aries said. Thank God for that.

"There is no indication at this time that this was an act of terror", De Blasio said. As footage showed authorities blocking off roads and fire trucks and police vehicles surrounding the building, police urged the public to avoid the area "due to an ongoing police investigation".

In the building was injured, according to the Governor of the state of New York, Andrew Cuomo, however, no one.

The evacuation was not chaotic, Rodriguez said, but he was rattled because he immediately thought of the 11 September attacks.

A helicopter crashed on top of a high-rise building in Manhattan on Monday, leaving the pilot dead, local emergency officials said.

Rafael Arias, who works at the Pret-a-Manger on the bottom floor of the AXA Equitable Center, told The Daily Beast that he felt the building "sway" during the crash, which killed the pilot. President Trump said he was brief on the incident. Melvin Douglas, 50, who was selling umbrellas on the street, said he heard a "rumble" when the helicopter crash-landed.

There was no helicopter-landing pad on the roof, according to Mayor Bill de Blaiso. "McCormick is an experienced pilot and very well respected in the aircraft community", said Paul Dudley, airport manager in Linden, New Jersey, where the helicopter flew out of.

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