FDNY: Pilot dead after helicopter crashes on skyscraper rooftop
The helicopter crash landed on the top of the building, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square
NEW YORK — The FDNY reports that the pilot of a helicopter that crashed on a Manhattan skyscraper rooftop has died.
The helicopter crash-landed on the top of the tower, which isn't far from Rockefeller Center and Times Square.
It does not appear anyone else was on board when the crash occurred at around 2 p.m.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo told reporters that a fire began when the aircraft hit, but it is under control. Cuomo said it shook the building and that there are no reports of injuries of people in the tower.
It was not immediately known what type of helicopter was involved.
#FDNY members remain on scene at 787 7th Ave in Manhattan, helicopter crash onto building. The fire has been extinguished. There is currently one fatality reported.— FDNY (@FDNY) June 10, 2019
Videos posted by onlookers showed emergency vehicles in the street, but no obvious damage to the skyscraper.