Helicopter crash-lands on roof of Manhattan building, pilot killed

Helicopter crash-lands on roof of Manhattan building, pilot killed

Helicopter crash-lands on roof of Manhattan building, pilot killed

By / USA News / Wednesday, 12 June 2019 07:20

The pilot involved in the helicopter crash on the roof a high-rise building in midtown Manhattan has been identified as Tim McCormack, according to police sources.

The pilot’s family has been informed, CNN quoted a source as saying. Authorities also ruled out a connection of a terror angle with the crash.

The Agusta A109E helicopter took off from the 34th heliport at around 1:32 pm and crash-landed on the roof of the 54storey building at 787 Seventh Avenue after being airborne for 11 minutes, police said.

Both New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio confirmed that no one in the building or on the ground sustained injuries.

“FDNY members made their way to the roof and we were able to put water on the fire quickly. The fire has been extinguished, and the fuel leak has been mitigated .

De Blasio remarked that “there was no indication that the crash was an act of terror” while Cuomo said that people who were in the building said they felt the “building shake.”

Fire officials rushed to the spot as soon as they got the news of the crash. The rooftop blaze was doused within half an hour, the New York Fire Department said.

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Hum Hindustani

Hum Hindustani

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