Pilot killed in helicopter crash identified

Pilot killed in helicopter crash identified

Pilot killed in helicopter crash identified

At least one person has been killed when a helicopter crashed onto the roof of a Manhattan skyscraper, NY emergency officials say.

He said "The only indication was a helicopter had to do an emergency or a hard landing or crashed onto the rooftop of a building".

It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.

He told reporters at the scene: "There was a helicopter that made a forced landing, emergency landing, or landed on the roof of the building for one reason or another". She says she was in her office in the building where the crash happened when she felt the building shake.

A helicopter crash Monday in Manhattan highlighted the hazards of letting helicopters fly over the densely populated area and renewed calls for more restrictions on those flights.

Confirming his death, the East Clinton Volunteer Fire Department, said of the volunteer fire chief "Tim was a dedicated, highly professional and extremely well-trained firefighter". About 100 Fire and EMS units have responded, according to FDNY. That person is presumed to be the pilot but we are still waiting for absolute confirmation of that fact.

Five people died in March 2018 when a chartered helicopter crashed into the East River. The crash, which sent people streaming out of the building within seconds, reminded him of September 11, said.

Daniel Mun was in his 38th-floor office in Manhattan, New York, when he heard a "loud, plane-like engine noise" outside the window.

New York Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro announced that the fire was quickly extinguished after firefighters used the building's elevators to gain access to the crash site and pumped water over 700 feet.

A senior FAA reliable informed ABC Data that it's investigating.

The city now allows helicopters to take off and land from three heliports, one each on the East and West sides and in downtown Manhattan. He said no people inside the building were injured.

The person killed is "presumed" to be the pilot, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference.

The pilot was identified as Tim McCormack, who was going to land at Linden Airport in New Jersey, said Paul Dudley, the airport's director.

The helicopter came down on the 54-storey AXA Equitable constructing, located at 51st Aspect street and Seventh Avenue, now not removed from Central Park. Fox News later confirmed that there was not a landing pad on top of the building.

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