1 dead as helicopter crash lands on Midtown Manhattan’s skyscraper: NYC Police

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 11 June 2019, 12:34 AM
Helicopter crash lands on Midtown Manhattan’s skyscraper: NYC Police
Helicopter crash lands on Midtown Manhattan’s skyscraper: NYC Police

The pilot of a helicopter died after it crash landed on top of a building in midtown Manhattan on Monday, authorities said. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the 54-storey office building on Seventh Avenue shook from the impact. Governor Cuomo said the crash sparked a rooftop fire, which was being brought under control. Some were evacuated from the tower, but none were hurt.

He said New Yorkers have "a level of PTSD from 9/11" when they hear news of an aircraft crash in Manhattan.

"HIGH RISE HELICOPTER CRASH ON TOP OF BUILDING," tweeted the New York Fire Department, as emergency services flooded the area. 

The incident took place around 14:00 (19:00 GMT) on a rainy and foggy Monday. Governor Cuomo said preliminary reports indicate the helicopter made a forced landing, but there was no indication of foul play.

First Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019 12:07 AM
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