A helicopter has crash-landed onto a high-rise constructing’s roof in Manhattan, New York, killing one individual on board.
Authorities say the helicopter made a “arduous touchdown or an emergency touchdown” on the roof of a 54-story constructing on Seventh Avenue. Governor Andrew Cuomo informed reporters the incident was “not a routine touchdown.”
It occurred at round 1:43 p.m., in line with Hearth Commissioner Daniel Nigro. The helicopter was flying in a restricted air house and encountered rain and fog earlier than it crashed.
Greater than 100 emergency responders rushed to the scene of the tragic incident. In keeping with CBS2, the pilot, who has been recognized as Tim McCormick, radioed earlier than the crash that he was in bother. There isn’t a helipad on the constructing’s roof.
The FAA mentioned the helicopter was an Agusta A 109E mannequin and the Nationwide Transportation Security Board will examine the reason for crash. FAA air visitors controllers reportedly “didn’t deal with the flight.”
New York Mayor Invoice DeBlasio held a press convention shortly after the incident occurred and thanked the primary responders. “There isn’t a indication presently that this was an act of terror and there’s no ongoing risk to New York Metropolis based mostly on all the knowledge that we have now proper now,” he mentioned.
“We have no idea the reason for this incident,” he continued. “This might’ve been a a lot worse incident, and thank God that no different individuals have been injured on this completely surprising, gorgeous incident.”
We’ll hold you up to date on this story as extra particulars change into out there.